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Post-Modernism Has An Intellectual Successor, And It Isn't Post-Truth

I first saw the phrase “post-truth” appear during our recent election cycle and since then it seems to have gained a lot of popularity, becoming a sort of short-hand for the global socio-econo-political bubble that, right or left, we all sense is about to burst on us. 1,431 more words

Bacon and Rousseau go to college

Following Irving Babbitt and connecting his work to C.S. Lewis’s later Abolition of Man, Robert Koons portrays the modern university’s incoherent curriculum as descending from the anti-teleological scientific approach of Francis Bacon and the sentiment-based morality of Rousseau. 399 more words

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Technological predictions as evangelism

Alan Jacobs pointed to a recent talk given by Audrey Watters, which focused on the way that dramatic but (she contends) poorly thought-out predictions about the technological future are meant to shape the future rather than to to predict it in good faith. 672 more words

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ERIC METAXAS ON OUR NEED FOR HEROES

Let’s talk about heroes.

I have heroes on my mind because I’m still thinking about Eric Metaxas’s new book, If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty… 1,353 more words

Procedural rights and historical imagination

In his recent post at The American ConservativeAlan Jacobs notes some anecdotes and research indicating that people often don’t mind seeing people of an enemy political group treated unfairly: 752 more words

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