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Peter Kreeft: Identity. This thing about identity – there’s more here than meets the eye, more here than most psychologists talk about, more here than we can understand, and what I’m going to present is more questions than answers. But […]

Men and Sex

Here’s a quote from a 2007 column in Psychology Today regarding men and sex. The stereotype about the sex-starved man and the disinterested woman may be more than just a cliche. As it turns out, the instant a woman enters […]


Wired features an essay on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous. David Brooks comments here.

The Flight IV

Here’s another review of The Flight of the Intellectuals by Paul Berman. Previous links can be found here.

William James

The New Humanist on the American philosopher William James. See here.

Agnostic Manifesto

Slate: An Agnostic Manifesto. Let’s get one thing straight: Agnosticism is not some kind of weak-tea atheism. Agnosticism is not atheism or theism. It is radical skepticism, doubt in the possibility of certainty, opposition to the unwarranted certainties that atheism […]

An Insult?

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion. (Steven Weinberg) The CADRE Comments […]

CLS v. Martinez

Bench Memos breaks down CLS v. Martinez.


The Myth of the Conservative Supreme Court. Why do many liberal activist groups and pundits assert that the Supreme Court is a tool of right-wing interests? … Some mythmakers’ perception of mainstream thought is skewed so far to the Left […]

Gone Fishing

I’ll be up in wine country (Healdsburg – Sonoma County) for the next several days, and will not post anything new until around Monday.

Religious Hypocrisy

Casting Stones: Religious Hypocrisy and Us by Carol Howard Merritt. It could be that the very thing we struggle with ourselves is the thing we hate seeing in others. We see this happen in families all the time — parents […]

Marcus Aurelius

In Character reviews Marcus Aurelius: A Life by Frank McLynn. Ours is not a philosophical age, much less an age of Stoicism. As Frank McLynn explains in his new biography of Marcus Aurelius, the last of Rome’s “five good emperors,” […]


Mike Potemra: Why Do They Hate Israel? Mark Steyn recently reminded us of some European polling from a few years ago, showing that the public consensus was growing on the Continent that Israel is the greatest threat to world peace. […]

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

Religion, Science, and the Humanities: An Interview with Barbara Herrnstein Smith. Barbara Herrnstein Smith is a distinguished literary scholar at both Brown and Duke, who, since her undergraduate days, has had a special interest in the uses and misuses of […]

The End

The End of Men by Hanna Rosin. Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree […]


Shelby Steele: Israel and the Surrender of the West. The most interesting voice in all the fallout surrounding the Gaza flotilla incident is that sanctimonious and meddling voice known as “world opinion.” At every turn “world opinion,” like a school […]


Janet Levy reviews Freedom to Believe: Challenging Islam’s Apostasy Law by Patrick Sookhdeo.

Left-Wing Lobbyists

Left-Wing Lobbyists Orchestrate Gaza Campaign. An American communications firm best known for shaping the liberal into a national movement has tackled a new project: orchestrating an international anti-Israel campaign aimed at breaking the blockade of the Gaza strip. Fenton […]

An Ending

What Broke My Father’s Heart by Katy Butler. See here.

Friends of Israel

The Friends of Israel Initiative here.