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An Appendix of Miscellanies on Lenten Politics

If you’ve clicked over here from the Rabbit Room, where my essay Lent Against a Million Faustian Bargains appeared today, welcome. This piece is a companion piece to that one, so having seen that one first, you’re ready to read this one. 611 more words

The Kingdom Of God

Kratochvíl & Doležal, "The European Union and the Catholic Church: Political Theology of European Integration"

In April, Palgrave Macmillan will release “The European Union and the Catholic Church: Political Theology of European Integration” by Petr Kratochvíl (Institute of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic) and Tomáš Doležal (Institute of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic). 143 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Lessons in Review Writing

One writes as one reads. Few are the things I like reading more than a great review. Take Samuel Moyn, recently, in the Boston Review… 419 more words


Life and Holiness (Merton)

Thomas Merton, Life and Holiness

New York: Doubleday Press, 1963.

There are few more important persons and writers for our present world than Thomas Merton, for Christians especially, but in a way for the whole world. 1,757 more words



Yesterday was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States. Americans of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, and faiths came together to celebrate the life of a man who served as a crucial voice in the civil rights movement, urging his fellow citizens to recognize all races as truly equal in the eyes of the law (and in the eyes of the beholder). 1,444 more words

Public Theology

Schmitt and/against Bakunin

The first twenty years of 20th century radical thought are mired in inconvenient strangeness. The anti-parliamentarianism, the syndicalist turn and then accommodation with corporatism in writers such as Michels and Sorel, the mix of lifestylism and economism at Ascona, in Silvio Gesell or the Kibbo Kift: all appear as an expanse of boggy marshland beside what in retrospect are viewed as the main currents of regressive and progressive modernism, in Bolshevism, Nazism and the New Deal. 503 more words


Divine Command Policy

I’ve never been partial to the Hegelian nation of nation-specific geist, or spirit, but two recent encounters have made me reconsider. The first was the completion of Henry Kissinger’s… 1,143 more words