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Anti-Catholic Attacks After Dobbs. For some, the Dobbs controversy is providing an occasion not so much for legal arguments about constitutional text, historical practice, and the weight of precedent as for the time-tested tactic of blaming the Catholics.
8 days ago by Chipit to /s/politics from firstthings.com
Our Task in Post-Roe America. In 1974, Justice Harry Blackmun, the author of the Roe v. Wade decision, said in a television interview that Roe “will be regarded as one of the worst mistakes in the court's history or one of its great decisions.” Take a moment to honor the pro-life heroes.
8 days ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from firstthings.com
Tom Hanks recently declared that if Philadelphia, the movie that earned him one of his Oscars, were made today, it would no longer be acceptable for him, as a straight man, to play the gay lead. His comment is not simply absurd; it is also very revealing about our current cultural politics.
10 days ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from firstthings.com
How To Talk About Christian Ethics. In our paganized culture, anytime an orthodox Christian speaks his mind on sexuality and gender, it should be recognized, encouraged, and, most of all, honored. It is only to his disadvantage to speak Christianly.
21 days ago by Chipit to /s/ethics from firstthings.com
Les Murray the Misfit Poet. When the great Australian poet Les Murray died in April 2019, he left an incomplete volume of new work in his desk drawer. Continuous Creation: Last Poems, published last month, is a farewell to the most important Australian poet since Banjo Paterson.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/Poetry from firstthings.com
This week’s leak of the draft majority opinion is unprecedented. Most likely, the leaker set out to intimidate one or more of the justices and affect the outcome of the case. Or hoped to destroy the Court as an institution—in the approving phrase of one Left commentator, to “burn this place down.”
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from firstthings.com
Five Ways Elon Musk Can Improve the Digital Public Square. Twitter’s internal culture is toxic, extremely woke, and hostile to American principles like free speech and free expression. The best way to solve this problem is, frankly, for Musk to fire a lot of people.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from firstthings.com
The architect Christopher Alexander (1936–2022), who passed away last month, showed us how to reconnect to the world through architecture. His designs and writings offer an antidote to our civilization’s eager pursuit of self-annihilation.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/Architecture from firstthings.com
Gabriel Noah Brahm, founder of the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom, joins the podcast to discuss his Telos article, “Canceling Israel.”
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from firstthings.com
Globalization and the Expendable Underclass. Jeff Rubin joins the podcast to discuss his recent book The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization.
Catholic Chaplaincy For The Rainbow Reich. The trend in Europe is not good. We can be sure that Cardinal Hollerich and his allies will be ruthless in suppressing dissent.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/Religion from firstthings.com
The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults, out today. “The tycoons of social media have to stop pretending that they are friendly nerd-Gods building a better world and admit that they’re just tobacco farmers in T-shirts selling an addictive product to children.”
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from firstthings.com
In a healthy academic culture, the ethics of debate and argument include a commitment to civility and a courteous, professional demeanor. How far we are from that now. A wokeist approach of personal attack based in name-calling and insults prevails today.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from firstthings.com
How Journalism Became Elite Employment. Batya Ungar-Sargon joins the podcast to discuss her new book, Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy.
The 9.9 Percent: The New Aristocracy That Is Entrenching Inequality and Warping Our Culture. Most of the book reads as a moral exhortation to the 9.9 percent. As a book of political economy, or even simple political persuasion, The 9.9 Percent is a complete failure.
San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. The media and most of the political class had been doing their level best to foment race war by blowing up ordinary local-crime blotter news into national hysterias about innocent blacks being hunted down by malevolent whites.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from firstthings.com
The latest installment of an ongoing interview series with contributing editor Mark Bauerlein. Christopher Kaczor joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/JordanPeterson from firstthings.com
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from firstthings.com
The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism, by Tucker Carlson. The book evokes a bygone age, an era of magazine and newspaper journalism that seems golden in retrospect, and is now so completely gone that one must strain to imagine that it ever existed at all.
This Thanksgiving, no one living in the United States should be anything but profoundly grateful for the privilege of living in this country. No one. That’s not necessarily a popular sentiment today.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from firstthings.com
In 1959, a former Catholic with a fondness for psychedelic mushrooms, Zen Buddhism, and Arab culture entered the Oregon Dunes intending to write an ecological research article. Frank Herbert emerged months later with the most beloved and influential science fiction novel of all time: Dune.
Charles Murray On Race, IQ, And Crime. The latest installment of an ongoing interview series with contributing editor Mark Bauerlein. Charles Murray joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America.
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from firstthings.com
Contemporary progressivism faces a pressing dilemma. It must continue the sexual revolution’s legacy of free love and sex-positivity, but it must do so in a Pornhub age, in which maximal sexual liberty has produced not an egalitarian paradise but a brutal human marketplace.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from firstthings.com
A New, Dark Left. The latest installment of an ongoing interview series with contributing editor Mark Bauerlein. David Horowitz joins the podcast to discuss his recent book The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from firstthings.com
Zemmour’s rise coincides with a paradigm shift in French society: the increased willingness of those in the public square to criticize the left. The longstanding custom in French public life was that when it came to social and cultural matters, the left was exempt from criticism.
12 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from firstthings.com
I have been a professor at Bucknell University for twenty years. It is my considered view that a parent with the best interests of a male child at heart should be intensely concerned about what he is likely to experience at a school like the one in which I work.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/Education from firstthings.com
Why I Didn't “Just Bake the Cake”. The following is excerpted and adapted from The Cost of My Faith: How a Decision in My Cake Shop Took Me to the Supreme Court, released this week. Jack is the owner and artist of Masterpiece Cakeshop who was sued for not baking a cake for a same-sex couple.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/books from firstthings.com
In his 1944 lecture “The Inner Ring” C. S. Lewis made a profound observation about social exclusivity, one applicable to today’s institutions of higher learning. The academy rewards narrow, trendy agendas that impose upon human experience the procrustean narratives of anger, grievance, and division.
Jane Austen‘s Comic Moralism | Peter J. Leithart. Austen is funny not in spite of her moral firmness but because of it. As Lewis observed, “the hard core of morality and even of religion seems to me to be just what makes good comedy possible.”
What is Woke Capital? | Mark Bauerlein. Stephen R. Soukup joins the podcast to discuss his recent book The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/finance from firstthings.com
1620 | Mark Bauerlein | First Things. Peter W. Wood joins the podcast to discuss his recent book 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from firstthings.com
How to counsel parents of teenage girls who will not drink anything before going to school lest they have to use the bathrooms that, thanks to the stroke of President Biden’s pen, are now open to teenage boys who think—or claim—to have been born in the wrong bodies.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/politics from firstthings.com
When Amazon Erased My Book | Ryan T. Anderson. My book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment was released exactly three years ago. They were threatened by it and wanted to discredit it lest anyone pick it up and learn from it.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from firstthings.com
Systemic Racism at Planned Parenthood. Abortion is devastating the black community. Eighty percent of Planned Parenthood's abortion clinics are within easy walking distance of minority neighborhoods and 60 percent are in minority zip codes. Black lives don't matter.
There’s a popular theory about how our financial markets work. The GameStop meltdown has revealed the unspoken corollary: that the markets are right and efficient and so forth so long as they’re run by the right people. Josh Hawley is the junior United States Senator from Missouri.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from firstthings.com
Suicide of the Liberals. "He pointed out the absurdity of liberal intolerance and the suicidal insanity of backing bloodthirsty revolutionaries. After the Bolshevik takeover, he blamed liberals for the disastrous consequences they might have prevented."
The New American Right. After too many decades of liberty without ends, freedom without limits, in many situations the new right must re-erect lost barriers. We need to restore the balance between liberty and responsibility, between personal freedom and an awareness of what freedom is for.
Kamala Harris’s Record of Anti-Catholic Bigotry. Together with Joe Biden, never have two people with such open hostility to Catholic faith and practice been so close to the two highest offices in American politics.
THE TRAGEDY OF TRANSHOOD
1 year ago by jet199 to /s/therearetwogenders from firstthings.com
Suicide of the Liberals | Gary Saul Morson
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The Revolution Comes for Oliver Stone | Mark Judge
1 year ago by Questionable to /s/politics from firstthings.com
The Bookish Life
3 years ago by Vigte to /s/books from firstthings.com
Europe's Libyan Battleground | Alessandra Bocchi
3 years ago by useless_aether to /s/Europe from firstthings.com