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Pearl Harbor & Tomorrow

The surprise attack 80 years ago, although killing over 2000 and sinking much of the fleet, only shocked the dynamo into still greater energy. 

Alasdair MacIntyre - Doing Justice to Human Dignity
Doing Justice to Human Dignity

“As one might expect, for some, MacIntyre’s proposition to retire the concept of human dignity rang some alarm bells.”

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The Holy Week Reader: Go and Do Likewise

Maundy Thursday has much to say both about the location of human flourishing and the role violence might play in it.

Leaving Afghanistan

Nations great and small largely determine their own destiny under the mercy or judgment of an ever watchful Providence.

Democracies & Dirty Hands

But it’s important for the souls of democracies that, even as they must make nasty accommodations in pursuit of a wider good, that they fully admit to themselves this reality, without self-delusion.

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Front Bortchen: January 31, 2021

On living left of boom and moving to contact; responding to the Holocaust, the problem of evil, and human freedom; and “Once an Eagle” and a objects of love