Category Archives: Family

Potpourri, 12/5/18

Did you know that G-20.in is a valid URL? Neither did cybersecurity adviser Rudy Giuliani, heaven help us. Continue reading

Posted in Declinism, Family, Film, immigration, Internet, Journalism, Political correctness, Political Matters, Sundry flakes | Tagged ,

Clippings (and a little opinion) 11/30/18

In some ways the most important items are last, but they have to do with heroes like Robert Mueller and villains like Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, and Michael Cohen. Some of you therefore might experience serious cognitive dissonance. 1 It’s … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Benedict Option, conservatism, Culture, Declinism, Duly noted_stay tuned, Europe, Family, Journalism, Justice, Legalia | Tagged , , , ,

Why vote for Trump?

The most plausible explanation to date of Donald Trump’s improbable presidency? Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Declinism, Family, Marriage (civil), Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Transvaluation of Values

Friday, 9/7/18

“If you prick him, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr?” Much more. Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Journalism, Literature, Liturgy, Marriage (real), Political Matters, Sexualia, Worship | Tagged , , , ,

Self-narcotizing cant

From a Rod Dreher blog, quoting a Reformed Christian in Great Britain: … I am extremely rare in being concerned about Christian education. Most evangelicals I know think it is selfish, and possible sinful, to take children out of state … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Education, Family

What is “conservative”?

Can I still call myself conservative? The answer depends on your definition. Here’s one I’ve always liked: “The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society,” said the late Daniel Patrick … Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Culture, Family, Marriage (real), Political Matters

Revival isn’t inevitable

It brought to mind a conversation I had last night, out with friends. We were talking about the degeneration of stable ideas of family, sex, and gender. One of my friends, a lawyer, cited Stein’s Law: “Whatever can’t go on, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Marriage (real), Poverty, Sexualia, The best lack all conviction, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Shoring up the Fundaments

Answering like Jesus Being There The Primal Scream of Identity Politics What are we conserving Confess with Augustine, live like Rousseau

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, conservatism, Education, Family, liberalism, Marriage (real), Moralistic therapeutic deism, Nominalism and Realism, Political Matters

France & America

  France and America are countries linked at birth and have always seen in each other funhouse-mirror visions of the other, and they have used the other to try to understand themselves. Writers such as Alexis de Tocqueville in the … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Demographics, Economia, Education, Faith & Ideology, Family, Roman Catholicism, Secularism, statism | 2 Comments

When Capitalism lost First Things …

There have been murmurs — if I could recall from where, I’d link them — that the current editors at First Things have been sounding awfully friendly to socialism — “socialism” being the knee-jerk response of people too suave and … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Damn rackets, Economia, Family, Plutocracy, Religious freedom, Speech & Press