Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Top 20th Century Authors (According to Google)

You know, last year, I started noodling on Google, to see what Google’s search engine had to say about 20th century poets.  It’s not a very big crowd, and their collective import isn’t that impressive, but even so, I thought … Continue reading

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Why Israel Matters: Location, Location, Location

Ever wonder why Israel matters so much?  For that matter, why does Egyptian Civilization?  It’s not the oldest, eclipsed by both the Sumerian and Indian ones, and yet Western Civilization, the heritage that transcends the globe, traces its origins to … Continue reading

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The Epic Tale of Dave Ross: A Politically Partisan Parable

Growing up in the 80’s my mother, conservative evangelical that she is, listened to a lot of J. Vernon McGee, and Focus on the Family.  In 1988, though, after her husband died, she moved, and then her preferences started changing.  … Continue reading

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Why Leftists Hate Social Sacrifice

The idea of self-control doesn’t appeal much to left-wingers, even to the point that its appeal to others seems a mystery.  In the novel Wicked, there exists in Oz a religious sect called Unionism, that’s a stand-in for Christian fundamentalism, … Continue reading

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