A few weeks ago, people on Facebook and Twitter were sharing a call to arms: Gen Y is entitled to its unhappiness and anger because we are living in an economic hellscape.
It was everywhere. Finally someone was articulating the legitimate angst, fear, and anger experienced by a generation that—as the [...]
This post by Eric Teetsel on “winning the marriage debate” has a lot of stuff going on that I think encapsulates some of the central paradoxes of American social conservatism in general, and American social conservatism at this particular moment. It comes in the form of a lament that the the right’s “ideas” [...]
I was at Occupy Wall Street last Sunday, listening to Slavoj Žižek talk about the end of the world. Or the end of the world as we know, at least, the end of capitalism, which he beautifully described as “waking up from the dream that is becoming a nightmare.” Another thing he said: [...]
A matter of hours after President Obama announced his proposal to reduce the federal deficit, which includes $2 in spending cuts to every $1 of new government revenue, his opponents were on television hailing the plan as the return of “class warfare.” Conservative evangelicals dutifully picked up the line, but gave it a slight twist: [...]
A few months ago, English literary critic Terry Eagleton was kind enough to speak with me for a few moments about his latest book, Why Marx Was Right, published in April by Yale University Press. I can’t recommend it highly enough, and hopefully this will give you a taste. It’s an [...]
RJ Moeller is getting started on a series on why the Bible supports free-market capitalism. It doesn’t look promising, but I’m resisting the temptation to jump the gun and respond before he’s made his case. I will be definitely be answering this in the future, so if you’re interested you might [...]
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