Month: June 2011

Thursday

Odd Names This blog post at NRO about odd Puritan names (“Experience Bliss,” “Thankful Clapp,” “Moses Sleeper”) reminded me of this passage from A Renegade History of the United …

Wednesday

Received in an Email These insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words: A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will …

Tuesday

The Libertarian Political Philosophy in a Nutshell “Society, it should be kept in mind, is a group of people who cooperate with one another in order that they may …

Friday

Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas? The Beer Taster recently featured Three Philosophers. That is one righteous beer. I agree with this description: “The aroma is very malty and full of …

Thursday

Studies like this don’t really impress me: Women Who Lost Virginity Early More Likely To Divorce. It’s nice to see empirical support for the idea that poor upbringing results …

Wednesday

Catholic Blog Surfing Bert Ghezzi is a genuinely good guy. I’ve corresponded with him on a few occasions, and he even expressed willingness to “go to bat” for me …

Tuesday

Catholic Arts and Letters Weekly On the centennial of his birth, the influence of Catholicism on Marshall McLuhan’s Catholicism gets a fair and good hearing. Perhaps the best essay …

Monday

The Angel and the Idiots What do Lady Gaga and Mother Teresa have in common? A lot, according to this vapid piece at The Economist: The Angel and the …