Culture and Society (page 8)

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    A reminder of Reagan’s last presidential warning

    John Fund of National Review Online turns the clock back 30 years to revisit Ronald Reagan’s final words as president. Ronald Reagan was characteristically upbeat and optimistic when he addressed the American people for the final time as president 30 years ago this past Friday. His farewell address…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019
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    In defense of ‘grown men’

    David French of National Review Online tackles a recent recommendation from a national psychologists’ group. It’s quite safe to say that millions of young boys desire to become a grown man — a person who is physically and mentally tough, a person who can rise to a physical…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2019
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    Worried About Dirty National Parks During Funding Standoff? Then Clean Up After Yourself

    Sometimes we forget that if we look in the mirror, we will find common-sense solutions to problems — solutions that don’t rely on government. Case in point: As the funding debate continues in Washington D.C., folks are rightly concerned about public health hazards stemming from bathrooms in national parks…
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2019
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    Scary headline overlooks positive experiences

    Families have found nontraditional ways to meet a basic need with less regulation and lower costs. The headline warns “experts are concerned,” but the families are generally happy with their experience. This time, experts are not wringing their hands about “unaccountable” charter schools,  but about health care sharing ministries. The…
    Joseph Coletti, December 17, 2018
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    Human freedom

    Carlo Lancellotti has done the English-speaking world a great service in translating and commenting on the work of Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce. Consider “Augusto Del Noce on the ‘New Totalitarianism'” from the summer 2017 issue of Communio, which elucidates Del Noce’s views on ‘scientism’ and transcendence. In…
    Joseph Coletti, December 17, 2018
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    About those “Consent Videos”

    Lyman Stone retweeted this thread:…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2018
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    Charity is the latest victim of our partisan culture

    Charitable giving is lower in places with competitive politics and giving declines among people when their party is in the minority, NC State professor Richard Clerkin and his co-authors found in a recent paper. Another interesting aspect of the study is its presumption that taxes complement charitable giving,…
    Joseph Coletti, December 3, 2018