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Adam Gopnik’sÂ New Yorker pieceÂ on C.S. Lewis will be the first of many attempts this winterÂ to put the Christian apologist in his place now that his work, in the form of a Narnia movie,Â enjoys a new round of popularity. Gopnik’s condescensionÂ is only exceeded by his ignorance.Â Gopnik tells usÂ whatÂ is and what is not valuable in Lewis’s work: his Christian work, bad and inept; his imaginative work, as long as itÂ was freed up from his Christian prejudices, good. GopnikÂ in know-it-all mode even sketches out what he considersÂ a betterÂ animal than a lionÂ to use for aÂ Christian allegory — a donkey.Â Gopnik reveals his cluelessness early on when he attributes significance toÂ a criticism of Lewis as a Christian apologistÂ by a “formerÂ Archbishop of Canterbury, no less.” The “no less” added at the end suggests that Gopnik isn’t aware that Canterbury archbishops are about as interested in the actual meaning of Christianity as he is.
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?