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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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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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Mimetic Tangles

“If we project our own mimetic tangles upon society as a whole, the more entangled we are, the more rigid and tyrannical the social order will appear to us, even if, in reality, it is collapsing. To revolutionists of the … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 2: 2000 years and no new god

A presentation by Gil Bailie recorded in 2003 at the College of the Holy Cross – “The Anatomy of Evil” conference . https://cornerstone-forum.org/podcast/media/KFBG_02_2KYrsNNG_podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:32 — 22.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand

The preeminent school of self-sacrificial love is the natural family, consisting of children born of the nuptial fidelity of their biological parents. The school of self-governing virtue is a healthy and well-formed moral conscience. A society will conduce to the … Continue reading

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Liberation of man…social emancipation

For those who speak of being on the right or wrong side of history — that old Hegelian-Marxist axiom — the renown French theologian has a reminder: “‘Liberation of man,’ understood as a social emancipation, is a human undertaking which, … Continue reading

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a scientistic society…

In a “scientistic society,” argued the Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce, “the abolition of every meta-empirical order of truth requires that the family be dissolved. No merely sociological consideration can justify keeping it.” Del Noce saw the sexual revolution as … Continue reading

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