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Message in a bottle….

Ten years ago Gil Bailie spent time reading University of Pennsylvania scholar Philip Rieff’s works with the following results… To Whom It May Concern: [To European culture today — while it can still be spoken of in the singular — … Continue reading

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A Look Back At – Tradition

          The word “tradition” and the word “treason” come from the same root. The very name “modernity” self-consciously used to describe the period of the last several centuries in Western cultural history clearly exemplifies the spirit … Continue reading

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Truth? What is truth…

“That a man should think he’s Napoleon, or that he’s a woman, may be no surprise, for humans may imagine a wide range of implausible things. But that the claim should be credited, without challenge, as a truth, offers yet … Continue reading

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It can be done.

“They had been men of little faith, with their continual questioning and their childish egotism; but now they went out into the civilized world full of the spirit of self-sacrifice and strong in soul. And they carried the new fire … Continue reading

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Gender Fluidity…

In an earlier Facebook post about the financial pressure the Obama administration exerted on a Virginia school board to coax it into adopting a transgender policy, my old friend Fr. John Braun commented: “That’s as insane as insane gets.” Turns … Continue reading

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Blackmail…

“The consequences of the board’s decision are clear: Boys who think or feel they are girls will be allowed to use restrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. If the board follows the example of Minnesota, schools would have … Continue reading

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At Sea in an Alien Culture…

Nietzsche’s transvaluation of all values is well under way and it will do what he predicted: rid Western civilization of the religious tradition upon which it was founded and without which it will collapse into chaos and then into totalitarian … Continue reading

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