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Reformation Day and Schism by Francis J. Beckwith. See here.

Hitler’s First War

The WSJ reviews Hitler’s First War by Thomas Weber.


Two from American Thinker. The Odyssey of Islamism in America. The Curious Case of Islamic Republic Lobby and US Human Rights Activists.

The Big Questions

Browse inside The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics and Physics.

City of Man II

CT interviews Michael Gerson, co-author (along with Peter Wehner) of the new book, City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era. Earlier I linked an interview with Wehner, and provided a link to an excerpt of the book.


Michael Ruse: The Quest For Inclusion in the Science and Religion Debate. Neither I nor the well-known philosopher Philip Kitcher believes in the existence of God or in the claims of the major (or minor) religions. I don’t know how […]

Democracy in America

The Economist: Labour and the Left. On Friday the Wall Street Journal provided a wonderful bit of irony: despite the howls of indignation from the Democrats over private campaign spending, it turns out that the biggest sugar daddy is the […]

Ghost Story

RD interviews Gary Jansen, author of the new book Holy Ghosts: Or, How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things that Go Bump in the Night.

Cure for Britain

Michael Nazir-Ali: A Cure for our National Amnesia. It is both rare and welcome to hear an educating and educated speech by the Secretary of State for Education at his party conference. Michael Gove’s at the Conservative Party Conference in […]

World Series

As a life-long Giants fan, I’m hoping for the first ever SF World Series win. I wouldn’t be real upset, however, if the Rangers happen to take the series. I do think pitching Tim Lincecum in Game 1 is a […]

Unions and Dems

While public employee unions and Democrats want taxpayers to bail out union pension plans, somehow these same unions were able to contribute 400 million to Democratic campaigns in 2008.


America in denial. Recently released WikiLeaks documents describing American involvement in Iraq detail suspected Iranian involvement in undermining government authority and supporting terrorism. The leaked intelligence assessments and reports reveal suspected Iranian training of terrorists and even mortar shipments. This […]

Believe in Yourself

David Brooks: No Second Thoughts. When times get tough, it’s really important to believe in yourself. This is something the Democrats have done splendidly this year. The polls have been terrible, and the party may be heading for a historic […]

Moral Landscape

Sam Harris Believes in God is a Newsweek review of The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris. You can read the Introduction of The Moral Landscape at the main site here (Philosophy).

Giants and Rangers

A good analysis of the two teams that make up this year’s World Series.

Why? II

Joe Carter takes on the Shermer article I linked to here.


Christianity and Its Others by Peter van der Veer. In the nineteenth century the new disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities were “emancipated” from Christian theology. To an important extent, these new forms of inquiry were connected to […]

Could Be

Michael Zimmerman: Science And Religion Aren’t Friends, But They Could Be. See here.

Love War

Why Conservatives Love War by Corey Robin. See here.

Not Humanist II

On June 3rd I linked to a supposed review of the book An Atheism That Is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought by Stefanos Geroulanos. It turns out that it is not actually a review of the book, but rather […]