“Life, Death, Truth, Governance, Morality, Pheeeh! So What?”

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My column at First Things today looks at the remarkable, innovative new theme in our discourse:The repeated thesis was simply this: “so what?”Such a disarming question; the sort of question society has long-regarded as adolescent, arrogant, disdainful, and yes, more than a little snotty. It is a question that conveys a dare in its follow-up, whether spoken or not: “Just what are you going to do about it?”In a three day period, I encountered three variations of this oddly innovat … [Read more...]


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