The Rights of Error and the Death of Tolerance

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That's the title of my latest installment over at The Catholic Thing. Here's how it begins:Well, George Lewis told the Englishman, the Italian and the Jew “You can’t open your mind, boys To every conceivable point of view” – Bob  Dylan, “High Water (For Charley Patton),” 2001Many years ago I was a guest on a national radio show to discuss one of my books. I forget which one, but I vividly remember an encounter I had with a listener who called the program. He was clearly upset that I wa … [Read more...]

Riley Beckwith’s Valedictorian Address

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My niece, Riley Jane Beckwith, as I have already noted, was named a National Merit Finalist, earned a full ride to the University of Dallas (beginning in Fall 2013), and is the 2013 Dayton High School valedictorian. What follows is the text of her valedictorian address, which she delivered in Dayton, Nevada on May 30, 2013: 2013 Dayton High School Valedictorian Address by Riley J. BeckwithThe title of valedictorian demands that I give some sort of wisdom to the rest of my class, which is, … [Read more...]


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