At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

July 2012 Archives

The Main Problem with Nolan’s Batman

posted by Jack Kerwick

Chalk up another summer for the genre of the superhero film.  The latest—and most anticipated—is the third and, supposedly, final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy: The Dark Knight Rises. Being a committed superhero fan from way back, I admit […]

Reflections on the Paperback Edition of Ilana Mercer’s “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa”

posted by Jack Kerwick

A while back, I reviewed Ilana Mercer’s, Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa.  Shortly afterwards, her and I began to correspond with one another.  On the eve of the release of the book’s paperback edition, […]

Mitt Romney and American Exceptionalism

posted by Jack Kerwick

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney just addressed the 113th gathering of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The former governor of Massachusetts endeavored mightily to draw a sharp contrast between himself and his rival, Barack Obama. Establishing an inextricable link between […]

Why Would Anyone Choose This Batman Film to Murder?

posted by Jack Kerwick

As I write this, the news is a buzz with the massacre that occurred in Colorado during the midnight opening show of The Dark Knight Rises—the third and (allegedly) final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Reportedly, approximately twenty minutes […]

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Questions For the Hero Worshippers of "the American Sniper"
Chris Kyle, the “American Sniper” who Clint Eastwood has immortalized in his latest blockbuster film, is widely being heralded by die-hard Iraq War supporters—i.e. neoconservative Republicans—as an unqualified “war hero.”  Some thoughts: (1)Given that we ordinarily reserve the distin

posted 10:31:02pm Jan. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Muslim-on-Christian Persecution Around the World
Since at least the time of the outset of the Iraq War—and quite possibly well before then—there has been much debate among those to the right over why Islamic militants have set their sights upon America and the West. George W. Bush expressed the consensus among most Republican politicians an

posted 9:29:57pm Jan. 23, 2015 | read full post »

The American Sniper: A Symbol for All Ideologues
With all of the talk of Chris Kyle, the subject of Clint Eastwood’s latest blockbuster film, American Sniper, a politically naïve spectator could be forgiven for thinking that it really is Chris Kyle of whom people are talking. But he would be mistaken all of the same. The person Chris Kyle

posted 10:43:02am Jan. 23, 2015 | read full post »

The Charlie Hebdo Attack and American Political Correctness
The attack on Charlie Hebdo has had the predictable effect of uniting Western politicians and media personalities from across the political spectrum in an orgy of self-aggrandizement—which is to say an orgy of self-delusion. First, Charlie Hebdo is hardly the beacon of liberty that it is being

posted 9:35:39am Jan. 12, 2015 | read full post »

More American, and "Conservative," Hypocrisy on France
“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye” (Mt. 7:5). Listening to the American media coverage—particularly the coverage of those in the “alternative media”—of the latest outburst of Islamic mas

posted 10:59:33am Jan. 09, 2015 | read full post »


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