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Militant Atheism

Ian Hutchinson tells us in this video discussion that New Atheism — a term used to describe recent intellectual attacks against religion — is actually a misnomer. It is better, he says, to call the movement “Militant Atheism”. In fact, […]

Manning Up

Kay S. Hymowitz: Where Have The Good Men Gone? Not so long ago, the average American man in his 20s had achieved most of the milestones of adulthood: a high-school diploma, financial independence, marriage and children. Today, most men in […]

Compulsion

Islam and the Compulsion of the Political by Jeremy F. Walton. See here.

Wicked Company II

Joseph A. Harriss reviews A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment by Philipp Blom. I linked a previous review here.

Rock

Esquire interviews Chris Rock.

New Theology?

Hank Campbell: Evolution As Natural Theology? Science and religion have always been in something of a conflict. Science seeks to explain the world according to natural laws while religion leaves larger questions as articles of faith. There is some overlap […]

Secret Connections

The New York Review of Books: Our Secret Connections with the Muslim Brotherhood. As US-backed strongmen around North Africa and the Middle East are being toppled or shaken by popular protests, Washington is grappling with a crucial foreign policy issue: […]

Hookers

Hookers for Jesus: Sex and Salvation on the Strip. See here.

Blog

The New York Times profiles the Secular Right blog.

Pillars

Frank Cannon: The Pillars of Conservatism. Social issues should not be divorced from economic and political policy. More here.

Warned

James Sherk: F.D.R. Warned Us. “It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.” That wasn’t Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul, or Ronald Reagan talking. That was George Meany — the former president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O — in 1955. Government […]

Irrationality

“A former atheist contemplates the irrationality of atheist opposition to religion.” See here.

Death to Apostates

Andrew C. McCarthy: Death to Apostates: Not a Perversion of Islam, but Islam. On NRO Friday, Paul Marshall lamented the Obama administration’s fecklessness, in particular the president’s appalling silence in the face of the death sentence Said Musa may suffer […]

Wisconsin

Timothy P. Carney: In Wisconsin, It’s the Unions vs. the People. The ferment in Wisconsin is no workers’ uprising against the rich and powerful. It is instead political muscle-flexing by a well-funded special interest group, which is limbering up for […]

Meaning of Life II

Damon Linker reviews The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life by Jesse Bering. Previously I linked an excerpt from the book here.

Assault

David Harsanyi: An Assault on Taxpayers. See here. Nation presents the other side of the story, Labor’s Last Stand, here.

Myth Redux

Dave Niose: The Myth of Militant Atheism. See here.

Pose

Galileo and the Scientific Pose of the Left by Robert Tracinski. If you ever visit Florence—and you really ought to see the birthplace of the Renaissance—there is a fascinating little museum, next to the more famous Uffizi, devoted to the […]

Traditions

Are Evangelicals turning to Jewish customs? There was an interesting article in Saturday’s New York Times about a trend among American evangelical Christians. Some couples are spicing up their nuptials with ancient Jewish customs. The report focuses on a couple […]

George

Was George Washington a Christian? See here.