At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

The following are my reflections on Easter morning, April 12, 2020.  This is indeed a surreal Holy Week. Truth be told, I confess that present circumstances being what they are, it requires some additional effort on my part to experience the hope that, as a Christian, I know I have every reason to hold. The…

Big Conservatism, i.e. the Big Con, has only recently and quite late in this game began to realize that perhaps OPERATION COSMIC CONFINEMENT (OCC) was never such a very good idea in the first place. Yet the modus operandi of the men and women of the Big Con is now what it has always been:…

The Great UnReason of 2020—a fitting name, I think, for the mass panic over COVID-19 that has been fomented by the economic and politically-self-interested actors in Big Government and Big Media. The intellects of the masses of people have been diseased by a virus of Irrationality—what a friend and colleague of mine ingeniously refers to…

It is Big Government and Big Media actors that are responsible for having inflicted incalculable damage, of all conceivable sorts, upon hundreds of millions of human beings within the United States. To be clear, it is not “The Pandemic,” COVID-19, i.e. “The Virus,” that has forced tens of millions of American workers, as great as…

In his magisterial work, The City of God, Saint Augustine of Hippo distinguished two kinds of fundamental human associations, embodying two mutually incompatible worldviews.  These associations he referred to as “cities.” They co-exist within the world. The first city Augustine called “the City of God” or “the Heavenly City.”  The other he referred to as…

As we are forced to endure the Great UnReason of 2020—the Big Government/Big Media orchestrated mass hysteria over COVID-19—all of us who value reason and liberty, particularly self-identified conservatives, would be well served to revisit more sober voices from our past. Edmund Burke, the “patron saint” of modern conservatism, is one good place to start.…

Whenever you read of the effects of “the Coronavirus Pandemic” or anything along these lines, know that it is not COVID-19, but the reaction to it, the rise of the Flat-Curve Society and the Corona Walkers (or, as my friend calls them, the “Coronaites”), that has left, within the span of about a month, has…

“This [Northern Conservatism] is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. “What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of…

Hannah Arendt was a 20th century Jewish philosopher whose family had to flee their home in Germany upon the rise of the Third Reich.  Years later, she witnessed the trial, in Jerusalem, of Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the Holocaust. Eichmann, Arendt observed, wasn’t at all the monster that she expected to see.  His actions…

As if exploding from the womb of “The Coronavirus Pandemic,” which should more appropriately be referred to as “The Great Panic of 2020,” is a thing vastly more ominous than the virus in whose name it is has spread like wildfire. Even the sainted Anthony Fauci, on whose every word Americans across the board now…

Jack Kerwick
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Jack Kerwick

I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, a master's degree in philosophy from Baylor University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies from Wingate University. I teach philosophy at several colleges in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

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