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Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads – Audio book now available

It has been over five years since we started the project of making an audio book version of Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads available. Just after Christmas Amazon/Audible approved the audio book for sale. In coming months it will … Continue reading

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Awakening in the New Year

Which is more difficult, to awaken one who sleeps or to awaken one who, awake, dreams that he is awake? Soren Kierkegaard Some weeks ago I reflected on our American Thanksgiving tradition of civic proclamations of corporate repentance for our sins and gratitude … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Girard Christmas Card

In past years in celebration of Christmas we have posted a short excerpt from the Hoover Institutions Uncommon Knowledge series of an interview by Peter Robinson with René Girard recorded in 2009. Viewing it again, I find the combination of … Continue reading

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Holiday Parties (circa 1830’s Maryland)

The holidays are part and parcel of the gross fraud, wrong, and inhumanity of slavery. They are professedly a custom established by the benevolence of the slaveholders; but I undertake to say, it is the result of selfishness, and one … Continue reading

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Educating the young

Try to guess when the following observation was made: … the more completely secularized public education becomes . . . the more the Christian element in our culture will diminish and the more complete will be the victory of the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving retrospective

Reflections on Civic Religion – public expressions of national faith in God This year’s pandemic transformed holiday traditions have attempted to replace physical with virtual presence to mitigate the spread of the COVID virus. Perhaps those adapted to the virtual … Continue reading

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Sobering Advice

For if each individual allows himself to be led by his personal whim, and betakes himself to what pleases him taking no account of the judgment of reason, and still more if no one is content with his allotted function, … Continue reading

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Waiting for…?

Now that our great sacrificial sorting of elected office holders is behind us there remains a residue of uncertainty as to what will happen next. Waiting for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to ride through town… with the pandemic … Continue reading

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Election Day Thoughts

“Cultures are constituted by the union of the living and the dead in rituals of living memory. Never before … has the authority of the past been sacrificed with a more conscious effort of forgetfulness. Forgetfulness is now the curricular … Continue reading

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Voter Suppression

Approximately, thirty-four million voters between the ages of 18 and 47 have been deprived of their right to vote in the upcoming US presidential election. They are not felons, though now this is frequently not a reason to be denied … Continue reading

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