As the 2016 Election Cycle Begins, an Anti-Sneering Pledge

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As the 2016 election season launches in earnest, I’m still quivering a bit from the vitriol and animus of the 2012 Obama-Romney run. I’m still remembering that video of the little four-year-old sobbing because she was so very tired of Womney and Bronco Bamma. I’m dreading the television ads, the robocalls, and the endless mailings [Read More...]

Becoming Neo-Pascalian: The Augustinian Problem

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In pursuing Pascal, it is not long before we come face-to-face with a conundrum. It’s the sticky wicket that challenged Pascal, and while we won’t be able to resolve it, we can at least look at it. Last week we talked about the violent division in French society between Catholics and Protestants. Religious conflict wasn’t [Read More...]


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