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A Mercy Too Wide

I am reading Theodore dalrymple’s excellent book Life At the Bottom. In one essay, “Choosing to Fail”, he illustrates that the social safety net is its own industry and supply for its services grows to meet demand. What has happened … Continue reading

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I Want the Antibiotic

I am grateful that modern medicine is not relativistic. Aren’t you? Isn’t it great that when we are infected, that the doctor doesn’t just pat our heads and say, “You have achieved a new state of consciousness! Celebrate it!” Instead, … Continue reading

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The Curious Silence of Hollywood

There’s a reason why Hollywood pumps out films glorifying perversion. It is because its practitioners are perverse and in order for the aspiring to achieve, they cannot expose the sleazebags who run everything. In other words, this — every syllable. … Continue reading

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The Death of Disagreement

Others have spoken of the death of outrage (notably William Bennett); and what I see is a concomitant disorder. Society should be free, but underneath that freedom is a moral soil, as Ravi Zacharias has said, and it’s inescapable, really. … Continue reading

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Serious Games

I have often felt from those older than I am that games are not useful teaching techniques; yet the field of e-learning (that I work in) is replete with counterexamples. Some of this thinking is generational and some of it … Continue reading

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The Two Layers of Barbarization

There are two ways that a culture becomes barbarized, that is, disdainful of ethics, gross, selfish, narrowly-focused on carnal appetites, and animalistic. The first of these is a turning away from first principles. When individuals, groups, and then cultures decide … Continue reading

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A New Dark Age

One side effect of Trump’s election is the hordes of people who emulate him and his appointees, as National Review points out. Culture suffers, but then again, this is just the most garish fruit of our decay. Here are two … Continue reading

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