The Coddling of the American Mind | Book Review


“This is a book about wisdom and its opposite,” write Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt in The Coddling of the American Mind. “It is a book about three psychological principles and about what happens to young people when parents and educators—acting with the best of intentions—implement policies that are inconsistent with those principles.” In my opinion, it is also a book every American concerned with the future of our nation’s public discourse and democratic culture should read. And yes, I am serious about that. The Coddling of the American Mind grew out of the increased support among college students for … Continue reading The Coddling of the American Mind | Book Review

George F. Will on the Comprehensive, Aggressive, and Dangerous Threat to Free Speech in Contemporary America


George F. Will spoke at the Inaugural Disinvitation Dinner of the William F. Buckley Program at Yale University. His thesis? “Free speech has never been, in the history of our republic, more comprehensively, aggressively, and dangerously threatened than it is now.” Take a look! Continue reading George F. Will on the Comprehensive, Aggressive, and Dangerous Threat to Free Speech in Contemporary America

The World Wide Religious Web for Thursday, January 5, 2012


EVANGELICALS, MORMONS, & POLITICS: Why Obama Wins. “So many evangelicals grew up being told that the pope is the anti-Christ and that the LDS Church is satanic, that it is deeply ingrained in them.  I’m not saying that they’ll campaign against Romney or Santorum, just that their antipathy to their religions will leave evangelical voters totally unmotivated.” See also Romney’s Evangelical Problem Starts with Theology. “The good news for Mitt Romney: he won the Iowa caucuses. The bad news for Romney: evangelicals remain reluctant to support him.” And finally, Romney’s religion still a sticking point. But if you read all … Continue reading The World Wide Religious Web for Thursday, January 5, 2012