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Words That Frighten

I wrote this years ago and reblog it here because no one seems to have read it and the ideas I tried to clarify appear to be as relevant today as they were years ago — if not more so! 720 more words

Hugh's Blogs

jilldennison reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:

For some time now, I have intended to write a post explaining the concept of “democratic socialism” – a term that has been demonized by republicans, used to scare voters away from certain democratic candidates – but obviously I haven’t yet gotten around to it. Meanwhile, our friend Hugh has revived an excellent post he wrote during President Obama’s presidency that makes some excellent points. Note what he says about Finland and also note that Finland ranks #1 on the World Happiness Index, while the U.S. is only at #19. Thank you, Hugh!!!

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Christian and a Democrat

Reviewing A Christian and a Democrat: A Religious Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, by John F. Woolverton with James D. Bratt (Eerdmans, 2019)

How does the religious faith of American presidents inform their political actions? 508 more words

American Religion



    The First Opium War was fought over illegal opium trade. In the late 18th century, the British East India Company or EIC, contravening Chinese laws, began smuggling Indian opium to China through various means, and became the leading suppliers by 1773.  939 more words

Human Rights: Franklin D. Roosevelt, "The test of our progress is not whether we add..."

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” 46 more words

Human Rights