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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

February 2013 Archives

Media-Control, Not Gun-Control

posted by Jack Kerwick

To hear them tell it, the Second Amendment deniers in Washington and their accomplices in the media know about all there is to know when it comes to guns.    Some guns—so-called “assault” rifles—we just don’t “need,” they constantly tell us.  […]

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Three Reasons Why Michelle Obama Was at the Oscars

posted by Jack Kerwick

More than a few Americans who tuned into the Oscars ceremony Sunday night were put off by the appearance, via satellite, of First Lady Michelle Obama. Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin expresses their disgust when she remarks: “It is not […]

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America: Creedal Nation or Civil Association?

posted by Jack Kerwick

America has a creed and this creed is embodied in our Declaration of Independence. Such is the frequency, and the certainty, with which this is said that few people think to question it. And of those who do think to […]

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A Review of David Horowitz’s and John Perazzo’s “Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream”

posted by Jack Kerwick

From Benghazi to Obamacare and a staggering array of things in between, President Obama appears invulnerable when it comes to the potential disasters that have marked his presidency. That the vast majority of those in the media share his left-wing […]

Ten Things That Are Right With the World

posted by Jack Kerwick

Recently, I was asked by someone to compile a list of ten—ten!—things that are right with the world.  I have to believe—I would like to believe—that most of my colleagues will find this as daunting a task as do I.  […]

School Daze: Zero Tolerance for Boys Means Zero Virtue for Men

posted by Jack Kerwick

Alex Evans is a seven year-old second grader at Mary Blair Elementary School in Colorado.  Recently, he was suspended for throwing an imaginary grenade while pretending to “rescue the world” from “pretend evil forces.” Little Alex, it turns out, violated […]

Freedom of the Press Control

posted by Jack Kerwick

While teaching on Aristotle in my ethics class last week, I noted that not unlike his contemporaries or his medieval successors, the great philosopher was a “teleologist.”  A teleologist is simply one who thinks that everything in the world has […]

Ron Paul, Chris Kyle, and Christ

posted by Jack Kerwick

Ron Paul is under fire for a tweet sent from his twitter account regarding the untimely death of Navy SEAL sniper, Chris Kyle, who was allegedly murdered by another veteran who he was supposedly trying to help deal with Post-Traumatic […]

A Defender of the Old Right: Zora Neale Hurston

posted by Jack Kerwick

February is Black History Month.  As those on the right (and even an increasing number of people elsewhere) know well enough, these four weeks are all too easily used by activists as an opportunity to promote a politics of victimhood […]

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Trump Traumatic Stress Disorder (TTSD): An Analysis of "Trump-phobia"
To the plethora of mental illnesses in this mental illness-ridden age of ours, we can now add another. We’ve all heard of PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. During this past year, something we can call TTSD has emerged. TTSD is ...

posted 8:18:43pm Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

The Fake Morality of Political Correctness vs. The Real Thing
That a senator from Vermont, a 74 year-old man who has spent his professional existence on the taxpayer’s dime and who is a self-avowed “socialist,” has managed to become an exceptionally popular Democrat presidential contestant is ...

posted 9:33:02am Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

Gary Johnson: A Free Trade Bernie Sanders?
Another insightful essay by guest blogger, Myron Pauli: I’ve never limited myself to Republican and Democratic nominees since I cast my first Presidential vote writing in Barry Goldwater in 1972. No regrets on rejecting the decent but ...

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 »

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