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C.S. Lewis on Politics and Social Engagement

Throughout Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis makes a handful of comments on Christians and social engagement, with particular reference to political matters at times. In this post, I’d like to draw attention to a few of these. 891 more words

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Quote of the Week: Peter King, "Reaction: Against the Modern World"

Their greatest asset is the very ability they have to eviscerate the modern world and to point to its follies and contradictions. They may be commenting on the sidelines, but their comments are substantial, weighty and worth listening to. 208 more words

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The Challenge for Africa

The Challenge for Africa, written by Wangari Maathai, is a fascinating, and at times morbid, journey through the cultural and socio-political problems of historical and modern Africa. 419 more words

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Quote of the Week: Jean Starobinski, "Action and Reaction"

Recall that in their use of force the tyrannies of the twentieth century all tried to pass themselves off as revolutions and that they sought, systematically or incidentally, to discredit their opponents by treating them as reactionaries. 116 more words

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@WrathofGnon, Thanks for all the Fish!

We would like to take this opportunity, by way of demure, and express gratitude to the Twitter personality known as Wrath of Gnon for his witty counter-cultural series of memes, many of which have been (and will continue to be) periodically featured here at  149 more words

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Some Thoughts For Democrats This New Year

We’re now in a new year, and once again it’s a presidential election year.   After what promises to be a long, exhausting primary election season, we’ll be electing a  new President.   625 more words

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Get involved... please!

For the past 3 or 4 Presidential elections I have urged my two daughters to get personally involved in the primary process.  “Too busy, Dad…”, “I’ll vote but I just can’t invest the time needed before the general election…” I must admit my frustration that I have failed so terribly to properly communicate why I believe it has become so much more important than ever before. 226 more words