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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

December 2012 Archives

2013 Resolutions for “Conservatives”

posted by Jack Kerwick

In the spirit of this holiday, I suggest the following list of resolutions for Republicans for 2013. Republicans must resolve to: (1). Acknowledge that your party is not a “conservative” party.  Recognize, and then admit, that it is a neoconservative […]

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In Praise of the Hangman

posted by Jack Kerwick

On Monday, Christmas Eve, 62 year-old William Spengler set fire to his home in upstate New York.  When four firefighters arrived, he rained down a storm of bullets, killing two of them.  He also shot at the police before taking […]

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The “Reagan Revolution”: A Myth Exploded

posted by Jack Kerwick

As “the conservative movement” seeks to regain its bearings following Barack Obama’s reelection, its adherents should recognize, first of all, that its name doesn’t do justice to its true character. That is, the conservative movement is actually a neoconservative movement. […]

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Why “the Conservative Movement” is Doomed

posted by Jack Kerwick

The so-called “conservative movement” is all but doomed. For my gloomy prognostication I offer two sufficiently simple reasons. First, the movement is dominated by self-serving publicity pimps and their whores who neither know nor care to know a damn thing […]

My Prediction Come True: Reaction to Sandy Hook “Racist”

posted by Jack Kerwick

One week ago, on the heels of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead, I made a prediction on my Facebook wall.  Sooner than any of us would like, I predicted, the […]

Atheism and the Problem of Morality

posted by Jack Kerwick

Where was God when Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree at an elementary school in Newtown,Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead?  Atheists assume that if there is evil in the world, then there can be no […]

Adam Lanza: Knowing Evil from Illness

posted by Jack Kerwick

Courtesy of mass murderer Adam Lanza, Sandy Hook School in Newtown,Connecticut has been deprived of 26 members of its community, six adults and twenty children between the ages of five and ten.    Our hearts break—as they should. Unfortunately, to […]

The “Root Causes” of the Newtown Shooting

posted by Jack Kerwick

No sooner had the word of the Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter in Newtown,Connecticut broke than the search for “root causes” was well under way.  Not unexpectedly, topping the list was the “root cause” par excellence, the alleged lack of […]

Evil and Outrage, not Illness and Tragedy, in Connecticut

posted by Jack Kerwick

As of the time of this writing, just hours after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, 27 people are dead. Courtesy of mass murderer Adam Lanza, twenty children between the ages of five and ten […]

Words of Advice for the Conservative Movement

posted by Jack Kerwick

What must conservatives do to win the future?  This is the question with which many on the right have been grappling since Barack Obama won his reelection. First and foremost, they must recognize that they are not conservatives.  Rather, they […]

The Faith is the West and the West is the Faith

posted by Jack Kerwick

A group that refers to itself as the “Arkansas Society of Freethinkers” is not in the Christmas spirit.  When it caught wind of the fact that Little Rock’s Terry Elementary School had arranged for its students to attend a stage […]

“Gay Marriage:” Courtesy of Republicans

posted by Jack Kerwick

The issue of so-called “same-sex marriage” will soon come before the Supreme Court.  I am no betting man, but if I was, I would gamble every dime to my name that before long, “gay marriage” will be the law of […]

A “War on Christmas?”

posted by Jack Kerwick

Christmas is a holiday that most Americans associate with all manner of symbols, from candy canes to crosses, decorated trees to dangling lights, snowfall to Santa Claus.  It is next to impossible for us to imagine Christmas without also thinking […]

Brent Bozell’s Belated Revelation: GOP, Friend of Big Government

posted by Jack Kerwick

“The Republican Party is no longer the party of limited government, with limited spending and limited taxes.  It is now officially exactly right behind the Democrats—on everything. It is time for conservatives to start looking for a new home.  There’s […]

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posted 9:37:46pm Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Missing "Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism"
George Hawley, a professor of political science at the University of Alabama, supplies an invaluable service to students of American politics with his recently published book, Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism. All too rarely do we ...

posted 4:22:29pm Apr. 13, 2016 | read full post »

Groupthink in Academia
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently featured an article lamenting the lack of “diversity” in my discipline. Philosophy, so goes the article, just hasn’t been welcoming toward minorities and women. Thankfully, such enlightened ...

posted 9:50:04pm Apr. 08, 2016 | read full post »

Systemic Ideological Bias in Higher Ed
Among the variety of other topics that it explores, my book, The American Offensive: Dispatches from the Front, discusses at length the intellectual and moral corruption that pervades much of the humanities and liberal arts in the contemporary ...

posted 9:47:43pm Apr. 08, 2016 | read full post »

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