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Hiddenness

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Hiddenness of God by Daniel Howard-Snyder and Adam Green. “Divine hiddenness”, as the phrase suggests, refers, most fundamentally, to the hiddenness of God, i.e., the alleged fact that God is hidden, absent, silent. In religious literature, […]

Myth

Jerusalem Syndrome at the Met by Edward Rothstein. An exhibition on the diverse multiculturalism of medieval Jerusalem has been ecstatically received. There’s just one problem: the vision of history it promotes is a myth. More.

Winning

So Much Winning: How Trump Became President by C. Bradley Thompson. Donald Trump, America’s first postmodern president, mocked and then broke every rule about how to run for office. To liberals and Never Trump conservatives, he was a political nihilist. […]

One-Way

Extremist Muslims’ One-Way Street by Burak Bekdil. President Donald Trump’s executive order of January 27, 2017, temporarily limiting entry from seven majority-Muslim countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — for 90 days, until vetting procedures can […]

Solution?

Protectionism and a Universal Basic Income Won’t Solve Our Economic Problems by Dylan Pahman. For both economic and spiritual reasons, a basic income guarantee isn’t the solution to widespread unemployment due to new technology. More.

Gift

Cuomo’s Gift to Gas by Robert Bryce. In his recent State of the State report, New York governor Andrew Cuomo declared that the Empire State must “double down by investing in the fight against dirty fossil fuels and fracked gas […]

Sledgehammer

Why Secular Denmark Is Using a Sledgehammer to Protect the Sacred by Erasmus. Denmark is one of the least religious countries in the world; a poll has found that barely one in five Danes considers faith to be a really […]

Failed

The Theater of the Brain by Robert Berezin. In Robert Whitaker’s article from last December, “INTAR 2016: A Global Call for a New Paradigm” he wrote that by the end of the conference, this gathering of representatives from the World […]

Care?

Does the Politically Charged Oscar Speech Accomplish Anything? by Tom Jacobs. Regarding this year’s Academy Awards, there’s one bet that is absolutely safe to place: Many of the winners and presenters—not to mention host Jimmy Kimmel—will be making political statements. […]

Human Sacrifice

Researchers Discover a New Reason Why Ancient Societies Practiced Human Sacrifice by Philip Perry. Human sacrifice is today, a part of urban legends or the serial murders of a few, craven madmen. But dig deeper into history and you’ll find […]

Frenzy

CJ reviews The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor, Jr.

Unhelpful

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes by David Epstein. Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments. More.

Ink Blot

Milo Is A Rorschach Blot About Whom The Reaction Reveals All by D.C. McAllister. Think of Milo as a Rorschach test, an ink blot that reveals truths about whoever is observing him. What’s important isn’t the ink blot, but what […]

Rage

The Rage against the Machine — Understanding the Milo Phenomenon David French. The folk-hero Right lives, eats, and breathes defiance in the face of leftism’s overwhelming cultural dominance. More.

Option

Emma Green reviews The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher.

Dangerous?

Are Refugees Dangerous? by Robert Carle. President Trump’s executive order on immigration is deeply troubling, because it inflicts suffering on “the least of these” for political gain. This demeans the office of the President and robs the United States of […]

Shyness

Atlantic reviews Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness by Joe Moran.

Magical

The Sun Does Not Rise by Andrew Crumey. How magical thinking haunts our everyday language, and fossilised ideas live on in even the most sophisticated science. More.

Worry

What Humanists Worry about Most by Patrick Hudson. Last week the American Humanist Association polled its Facebook followers on what their major concerns about the Trump administration are. The choices boiled down to women’s reproductive rights, climate change, religious freedom, […]

Disability

The Doughnut Disability by Steven Malanga. Government employees get sick and injured at higher rates than their private-sector peers. More.