A while back I was reading Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the West and found myself gripped by the idea that if one was looking to peer into the…
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A look at Schmitt's dissection of the idea of parliamentary democracy, exposing its philosophical foundations, contradictions and trajectory.
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It is increasingly obvious that we as human beings are no longer masters of the technical system we created. It masters us. Can we assert mastery? What…
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The "walkable" community is one of those stange issues that stirs a lot of emotion in people. Some recent reflections, with pictures, from my recent…
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Yes, it’s a National Lampoon reference. Going back to the fatherland to visit friends and feed my soul with the rhythms of home.
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Ellul has helped us break the spell of the illusion which has been cast over our eyes. What are we to do with this new clarity, now that we see our…
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Red Caesar may ride in on his white horse, but he will not be able to reform the administrative state. Neither will super smart AI. Neither will running…
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We live in a world of images. How does the ephemeral nature of images and the coercive power of propaganda shape the politics of today. Ellul shares…
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Politics is its own sphere with its own rules. Trying to impose religion or morality onto "the political" is a recipe for lousy, ineffective politics…
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This piece begins a series looking into Jacques Ellul's little discussed work on politics, applying his insights on technology and propaganda to realm…
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In the light recent events surrounding the anticipated SCOTUS overturning of Roe v. Wade, how should Christians respond to the left's willingness to…
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MacIntyre discusses why "managerialism" cannot provide a proper framework for a flourishing society: the idea of managerial effectiveness is dangerous…
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