A With Both Hands Mini-Review The initial Joe Ledger novel stuck out to me in 2009 as an interesting combination of Islamic millennialism and the zombie genre. Fourteen years later, one of the most interesting theories I have come across for why shambling hordes took over popular entertainment in the
A less relaxed blogger might explain in angry detail that reproduction is only the central circle in the Ven diagram of the human model of marriage. The next layer is regulation of the co-existence of men and women, the next layer is the care of the elderly, and the last
The first item John Reilly mentions, from the National Review Online’s blog The Corner reads like a precis of Michel Houellebecq’s Soumission. I wish John Reilly had lived to see Houellebecq’s book, it seems to the embodiment of one of John’s main interests, the relatively unknown
In 2006, the Democrats had big gains in the mid-term elections, a state that lasted until 2010, when the House swung strongly Republican. As John noted here, no American political party has managed to assemble a stable coalition since the end of the New Deal era. Republicans Less Doomed; Matters
A long post on the intricacies of the argument after Pope Emeritus Benedict's Regensburg lecture. After all this time, the thing that strikes me really is that Benedict meant what he said, and said it deliberately, but that his point was a bit softer and more subtle than everyone assumed.
Pope Emeritus Benedict later gave a speech in Jordan that is sometimes described as an anti-Regensburg speech, but I honestly think he really believed what he said both times. The Benedictine Jihad Guy Fawkes Day came early in the Muslim world, to judge by these scenes of effigies of Benedict
I'm back after a nice vacation. Let's jump back into the Long View re-posting project! This is a reprise of Pope Emeritus Benedict's tour of Bavaria in 2006. The tolerance which we urgently need includes the fear of God -- respect for what others hold sacred demands that we ourselves