You need to ask yourself: what thing am I being accomdated to by reading this story? What am I offering, and to whom? All art does this, whether consciously or not. The character of the author is of supreme importance in making this judgement.
John J. Reilly had quite a few thoughts about constitutional law. It should come as no surprise that he had some thoughts on Roe v. Wade. In this essay from 2000, John makes an argument very much like that articulated by Christopher Caldwell’s Age of Entitlement, that both the
This is the third time I’ve read The Dragon and His Wrath [Silver Empire affiliate link], and I’m happy to report that it is a cracking good read every time. I’m a great lover of the kind of book where evil gets its due, and Humphreys does
In the post included in this last week’s Linkfest about the individualism [look at me!] of modern D&D, there was a link to another post on alignment in D&D. at the Methods & Madness blog. The perception of and playstyle in practice has changed a lot over forty
Deadman Switch by Timothy Zahn [Amazon link] is something a little different, a slow-burning but high-tension legal thriller wrapped up in science fiction dressings. It is also a multilayered story featuring anti-religious prejudice, providence, and the morality of lying. This particular work is more on the literary end of the
George Weigel has himself experienced a firestorm of criticism for writing an article in First Things concluding that President Truman deciding to use nuclear weapons in an attempt to accelerate the end of the war was the least worst option. Both Weigel and those who have defended him stand accused
The Balance is everything. It is what enables vampires and werewolves and far stranger things to co-exist with ordinary people, after a fashion. But after Jonas thwarts an attempt by the Order to take control of the Agency, the supernatural law enforcement that maintains the Balance, it becomes clear that