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Libertarians in Heaven

Libertarians in Heaven

Jan 07 2008

After church a bunch of us went out to a Vietnamese place on Mott Street, not far from Chinatown, but on the Little Italy side

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Right Face!

Right Face!

Jan 03 2008

I am on Facebook and my daughter, 24, doesn’t like it; she thinks I should act my age and not hang out on a website

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The Pope’s Kitchen Cabinet

The Pope’s Kitchen Cabinet

Jan 01 2008

A year or so ago the notorious paleo Catholic John Zmirak sent me a notice about a political discussion to take place at the Columbia

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Ralph Waldo and the Word

Ralph Waldo and the Word

Dec 26 2007

One hundred thirty five years ago, on Christmas Day, an aged and ailing Ralph Waldo Emerson disembarked at Alexandria, the cradle of Hellenistic Christendom, whence

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Patriots, Not Haters

Patriots, Not Haters

Nov 15 2007

On the morning of Monday, June 28, 2004, Carol Jean Nicholson fell out of love. A professor of philosophy at Rider University, best known as

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Theosis in White Harlem

Theosis in White Harlem

Nov 04 2007

Columbus Avenue and One Hundred Seventh Street. An Albanian restaurant serves red snapper with pineapple-mango salsa on a thirty dollar prix fixe. White Harlem, in

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Sex, Politics, and Gnosticism

Sex, Politics, and Gnosticism

Sep 27 2007

Not very long ago I walked into my bedroom and found The Art and Science of Love at the foot of the bed. I dwell

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Sept. 11, 2001: Adrift Among the Dead

Sept. 11, 2001: Adrift Among the Dead

Sep 10 2007

Tuesday, September 11 was a warm, bright day. I stopped at the post office to send some express mail, and reported to work as usual

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Pakistani Christians Bombed”€”In NYC

Pakistani Christians Bombed”€”In NYC

Sep 06 2007

You didn’t see these headlines last month, and neither did I.  I did get an email from a retired heirarch of a church in Asia

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The Pragmatism of Russell Kirk

The Pragmatism of Russell Kirk

Aug 23 2007

Russell Kirk is in the news again, and it does my heart good. If I were to attempt to write of what I owe this

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Cosmopolitan Si, Multicultural, No!

Cosmopolitan Si, Multicultural, No!

Jul 31 2007

“As an eleven-year-old boy I could not do much for Kader Mia as he lay bleeding with his head on my lap. But I imagine

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A Martyr for Peace

A Martyr for Peace

Jul 05 2007

On July 6, 1943, a Wehrmacht court martial sentenced war resister Franz Jägerstätter to death by guillotine.  The sentence would be carried out on August

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Remembering Kent State: The President as Street Thug

Remembering Kent State: The President as Street Thug

May 20 2007

We all know that picture of the late Warren Gamaliel Harding Calvin Coolidge bedecked in a Sioux war bonnet.  In my own youth, in late