Monthly Archives: January 2012

“The Internet Can Shut Down At This Point, As Far As I’m Concerned”

Consider the following thought experiment: Moved by the plight of desperate earthquake victims, you volunteer to work as a relief worker in Haiti. After two weeks, you’re ready to go home. Unfortunately, when you arrive at the airport, customs officials … Continue reading

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No, I’m Not Going to Use Illiteration in the Title of This Post…I Just Wish the Guy Was my Governor!

One morning last February, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker called his staff into his office. “Guys,” he warned, “it’s going to be a tough week.” Walker had recently sent a letter to state employees proposing steps—ranging from restricting collective bargaining to … Continue reading

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I wonder what the Sioux call it?

For those of us who lived through the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s, there is a bit of fun to be had in revisiting the clichés of second-wave feminism, with which Gilligan’s memoir is overstuffed. There are remonstrances … Continue reading

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The Counterrevolutionary South

What stake did nonslaveholding whites have in this crusade for the freedom of planters to own slaves? Some secessionists worried a great deal about this question… …What if nonslaveowners were potential Black Republicans? So they [secessionists] undertook a campaign to … Continue reading

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Aretae Festschrift

The ONE great idea In the Aretae mind, there is a single uber-idea that suffuses every aspect of life…that explains not only how things are, but how things should be. In one word: Feedback. In a sentence: reality gives information … Continue reading

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Bacteria, Viruses, Anti-Bodies, and Christian Worship

Mass Conversions and Liturgical Pluralism: A Path to Christian Reunification? Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 9:00 AM Matthew Cantirino On January 1, Pope Benedict XVI formally announced the creation of a new personal orindariate for Anglican groups in the United States … Continue reading

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