Category Archives: liberalism

Google bias

I sort of suspected something like this. My Wordpress site with free theme won’t rise high in Google — which is fine by me. Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Internet, liberalism, Miscellany, progressivism, Uncategorized

Sunday Tidbits 8/26/18

1 Michael Brendan Dougherty at National Review takes seriously two kinds of critics of “liberalism”: That political liberalism makes false promises, holding out the possibility of liberty and pluralism but ultimately demanding conformism. That it’s past time to give up … Continue reading

Posted in Integralism, liberalism, Miscellany, Prayer, progressivism, Roman Catholicism

A sixth anniversary

If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. — Barack Obama, Roanoke, Va, July 13, 2012 … To say that all individuals are embedded in and the product of society is banal. Obama … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, liberalism, Political Matters, progressivism, statism

“But Gorsuch”

What if I’d known that Trump would keep his promise on judges? Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Legalia, liberalism, Political Matters

Vignette

[H]uman freedom, properly understood, tries to resist the forces of utility that devalue human beings. [Patrick] Deneen said he lead at Notre Dame a class on the idea of utopia, from ancient days until now. At the end, he polled … Continue reading

Posted in Education, irony, liberalism, Literature, The best lack all conviction

Frank Meyer’s fusionism

I guess I really need to read Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed. I know the general thesis from a recent article he wrote and from reviews and comments of others, but now I’m noticing that much of what I read … Continue reading

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A day in the land of my sojourn

Again, I’ve lingered too long this morning over very good stuff found in my internet haunts. But I’ve withdrawn some things (see below) scheduled on Hootsuite for later release to Facebook and Twitter, because I’ve found something else that wraps … Continue reading

Posted in Jeremiad, liberalism, Naked Emperors, Paradox, Poetry, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values | 1 Comment

Let’s get small!

Largely by coincidence, I encountered these congruent thoughts from two ecclesial Christians within a few hours on Saturday: Liberalism … of course has robust substantive commitments, much as it might pretend otherwise. The “tradition” of liberalism, really an anti-tradition, is founded … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Faith & Ideology, Heretics, liberalism, Liturgy, Moralistic therapeutic deism, progressivism, Secularism

Why do they hate us?

What They Saw in America: Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G. K. Chesterton, and Sayyid Qutbby James L. Nolan Jr. Cambridge, 306 pages, $27.99 In the wake of 9/11, James Nolan was prompted to reflect on America to find a … Continue reading

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Deep chasm

American Law from a Catholic Perspective: Through a Clearer Lens Edited by Ronald J. Rychlak Rowman and Littlefield, 326 pages, $42 In this assemblage of twenty-two essays, Catholic academics and legal scholars apply Catholic social teaching to the poetic and … Continue reading

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