Category Archives: History

Potpourri 9/3/20

Because we will protect ourselves
from ourselves to the point
of destroying ourselves—Lord have mercy. Continue reading

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Miscellany

From the official U.S. Department of Justice account: During this sacred week for many Americans, AG Barr is monitoring govt regulation of religious services. While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly & not … Continue reading

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Anytown Ecumenical High

My beautiful dream was far more clueless than I had even a hint of. Continue reading

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Caveat Emptor

David Bentley Hart is no Orthodox theologian. Continue reading

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God bless the socialists

We’re all deeply in debt to some cantakerous socialists for doing work nobody else thought, or cared, to do. Continue reading

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Musings from the Progressive Era

We can learn, and unlearn, some things from early 20th Century Progressives. Continue reading

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Weaponizing History

AOC, argumenta ad Hitlerum, and betting the farm on provocativeness. Continue reading

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Imagine there’s no sovereignty

What if “secular,” “religious,” and “sovereignty” are not fundamental categories? Continue reading

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Life goes on — and maybe gets better

I have been enjoying Jake Meador and the other young folks who write for Mere Orthodoxy for several years now, as it accelerates its publishing pace and the breadth of its author pool. I can’t say for sure I’ve encountered … Continue reading

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Does “Constantinius” rhyme with “Obama”?

Caveat: I’m not sure this is even half-baked yet. Rod Dreher invoked in a Polish context and I’m extending to our American context a possibly instructive historic type, involving the epochal replacement of one dominant religion by another: Constantine died … Continue reading

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