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ALEX JONES 4/25/18 - Chinese infiltration of US Institutions

The traitors selling us out are a bigger problem than any outside government. Also what does the US have to show for all the backstabbing in foreign politics? 6 more words


Review: Political Church

Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule, Jonathan Leeman. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.

Summary: Explores the nature of the church, arguing that it is a political institution that serves as an embassy of the kingdom of God, with implications for both its internal life and its engagement with the nations and governments of the world. 931 more words

On Books

Six Major Limitations of Statistics

Yesterday, I read an interesting exchange on Twitter between a college student and a college professor about systemic racism, specifically in policing. The college student insisted that in 2018, there was no statistical evidence for the existence of systemic racism in policing. 964 more words

More on Institutions

I promise to get back to what kinds of institutions the left should aspire to establish.  (Although my deferring a discussion on that topic does reflect my not having a proposal that satisfies me.)  But first let me say a bit more about institutions in order to clarify what I am talking about when asking the left to be more institution-minded. 1,550 more words

Protest Tactics

The Masons buy land.

In October 1900, Cain and Margaret Barnes Artis sold a large lot in southeast Wilson to Mount Hebron Lodge No. 42, Prince Hall Masons. 675 more words

City Of Wilson

False Consciousness

I hope to make this short.  I ended the last post with the expression of Boltanski’s commitment to an “immanent critique,” one that took its terms from the understandings and value commitments displayed by social actors in actual disputes at (within) actual social sites. 1,164 more words

Protest Tactics


Have just finished reading Luc Boltanski’s On Critique: A Sociology of Emancipation (Polity, 2011), a terrific book.  Hope to post at least three or four times with comments and thoughts it inspires. 2,415 more words

Protest Tactics