Post-Liberal Conservatism

A shorter version of this post was originally published at https://salvomag.com and is republished here with permission of the author (me). There is a new movement that some call “the new right,”…

After Research: The Challenge of Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Culture

Within information behavior, an emerging trend is practices based on the assumption that objective research is not possible, especially within the context of digitally-mediated information. In qualitative research and interviews about controversial subjects…

Don’t Talk Too Much

From The Philokalia Volume One: “Ideas of value always shun verbosity, being foreign to confusion and fantasy. Timely silence, then, is precious, for it is nothing less than the mother of the…

Christmas and the Church Calendar

During this season of Advent, as we await the coming of the Christ Child born in Bethlehem, it is appropriate to take some time to reflect on the church calendar and its…

“Emotional Spaces” Coming to Notre Dame Cathedral

Earlier I discussed the challenges facing the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral following the 2019 fire. While I was delighted that cathedral’s exterior escaped the agenda of postmodern revisionists (including attempts to…

Why It’s Important to Get Liberty Right

During the height of the COVID controversies last year, I became concerned about a dangerous drift towards the left among my fellow conservatives, particularly regarding conceptions of liberty. In the various issues…

Thomas Jefferson’s Cancellation Portends End of Classical Liberalism

Last week, on Monday November 22nd, a 187-year-old statue of Thomas Jefferson was removed from the New York’s City Council chamber. A crew took down the 884-pound statue after the council unanimously…

Books I’m Currently Reading or Re-Reading

 

Thankfulness is Good For Your Health…and it’s a Skill You Can Practice

Happy thanksgiving everyone! I want to take this opportunity to share two insights about thankfulness/gratitude that I came across when researching for my book Gratitude in Life’s Trenches: How to Experience the…

We Are Facing a Sex Recession…and It’s Not a Good Thing

Writing in The Atlantic, Kate Julian observed that we are in the midst of a sex recession. Her article, “Why Are Young People Have So Little Sex?” explored the paradox that despite…

Meta-Man Offers Existential Solipsism as the Ultimate form of Human Connection

For quite a while now, the technological oligarchs have been holding out the virtual realm as a world of limitless possibility, the path to individual and corporate flourishing. The virtuality-as-liberation narrative tells…

Antisemitism and the Gospel

Three years ago, Robert Bowers went into a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire on the congregants during their Sabbath morning service. The attack left eleven people dead and six others…



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