I taught at St. Louis University from 1967-75, just at the time that fine university was starting to pull away from its Jesuit roots. Ironically, they hired me thinking that an old Yankee two-“l” Willson had to be a Protestant, which is what they were looking for to complement their “lay” Board of Trustees. That I turned out to be a Catholic was not held against me.p>The old generation of Jesuits I encountered there was made up of some of the finest men I have ever known. They could out-think, out-pray, and even out-drink most mortals. The new generation, on the other hand…It’s sad to see the present SLU not only turn away from its inheritance, but run away as fast as it can. It is a great institution, however, and the Holy Spirit will not abandon it. br> — John Willson
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online