Monthly Archives: April 2014

40 Pieces of Candy

Another interesting article from National Review’s Resident Adult Kevin Williamson. It is a long article, and an apology for a populist strain of capitalism. But whatever your feelings on the capitalist system, the value of the article is that it neatly divides the abstract world of money manipulation from the real world of goods and services. […]

Palm Sunday

  I originally wrote this for Palm Sunday 2013 with the title The New Testament’s Disgust with Politics. Perhaps I read the NT’s attitude towards the political order as more pessimistic than it really is. St. Paul, for example, seems to have been a critical, but patriotic Roman. A Christianity which is purely otherworldly becomes Gnosticism: anti-history, anti-Incarnation, ultimately anti-human. […]