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Explaining the Election of Trump By Someone Smarter and More Eloquent Than I Am

I read this article this morning and was blown away by the fact that Professor Giroux had expressed so much that I have tried to say over the last five years in hundred of thousands of words. That he did... Continue Reading →

The Age of Enlightenment, Religious Cowardice and Religious Ignorance

“The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment, or Age of Reason) is an era from the 1650s to the 1780s in which cultural and intellectual forces in Western Europe emphasized reason, analysis, and individualism rather than traditional lines of... Continue Reading →

Let Us Pray: The Blasphemy of Religious Opportunism

All around America we see people extraneously praying for things one would think would be too trivial for the attention of a God who has created this amazingly, infinite Universe. We see football players scoring touchdowns and praising the Lord.... Continue Reading →

Leadership Requires A Vision From Which Organization Flows

There is a distinction to be made in politics between the yearnings of certain people for authoritarian leadership and political leaders who articulate a message that people are willing to follow.  The former speaks to those who will follow in lockstep... Continue Reading →

If the Answer Is Donald J. Trump, Then the Question Must Be………………..?

Done with deference to the game show Jeopardy If the Answer Is:  Donald J. Trump Then the Question Must Be:  Who holds the record for becoming the worst American President in the shortest time period? If the Answer Is: Donald J. Trump... Continue Reading →

A Memorial Day Meditation on Ritual

Memorial Day is a national holiday whose purpose is the remembrance of all those who died while in military service to this country.  The purpose of our national holidays is to unify the national culture by celebrating significant people and... Continue Reading →

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