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Paul Cella
by | Jun 11, 2007

It is by now almost a truism to say that a society’s celebration of diversity appears to be inversely related to its actual respect for it. America under the tyranny of political correctness has become a place of deadening uniformity,…

by | May 29, 2007

Five hundred and fifty-four years ago on this day the Roman Empire was at last extinguished. By then the Empire was, of course, Greek not Roman; Christian not pagan; and no longer strong but pitifully weak. Dispossessed of all its…

by | Oct 20, 2004

Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas, by Daniel J. Flynn (Crown Forum, 304 pages, $25.95). ATLANTA — John Adams once caustically described ideology as “the science of idiocy.” Dan Flynn has given us a kind…

by | Apr 12, 2004

In these last several years of serious reading of political philosophy (I, regrettably, did not read it seriously in college, though, according to the transcripts, I did read it) I have conceived of far more questions than answers, more problems…

by | Dec 12, 2003

An interesting and horrifying thing happened this Wednesday. The United States Supreme Court modified key portions of the First Amendment to the Constitution, and few citizens took notice. Admittedly, those portions include such minor and ambiguous clauses as “Congress shall…

by | Dec 4, 2003

GEORGIA — Some of democracy’s “friendly critics” — as the title of the conference dubbed them — gathered last month at Berry College in Rome, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta. The topic was timely: lately, few words have been…

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