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by | Oct 15, 2022

God said, Let there be light, and there was light. In the very first paragraph of the Book of Books, the primordial darkness and incoherence is mastered by words, the divine speech. As last of the creatures, that speech devolves…

by | Dec 6, 2020

Identity politics — something we love to hate. And with good reason. But why? What’s the problem with identity? Identity is the answer to the question: “Who am I?” There are a lot of ways to answer that question. I…

by | Sep 27, 2020

“Parliament” comes from the French and has a root meaning of talking. It is the body empowered to speak on important matters with the monarch. Speech is at the core of its powers. To be able to speak with the…

by | Sep 20, 2020

Conservatives are interested in conserving things. The past has meaning in the present. Anti-conservative rhetoric often dismisses this interest by arguing that the past is merely a dead hand and it must be left behind. The proper reply to such…

by | Sep 6, 2020

Before the Declaration of Independence enumerates the basic human rights that are unalienable, it states that “All men are created equal.” As a British critic of that time put it, that does not seem to be the truth in the…

by | Jan 19, 2020

Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden made a strange reference in a speech that he had carried out and released to Al Jazeera: We should raise again the unique flag of Allah on all stolen Islamic land,…

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