Category Archives: Notes for a World’s End

Education and the Industrial Solvent

Much like liberalism, industrialism has acted as a kind of universal solvent that has assisted in what some would call the dissolution of whatever the most recent world might have been (though we now exist in the wake of its … Continue reading

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Provision

One of the reasons I am drawn to a consideration of moving “from one world to the next” is because I spend a good deal of time talking with students who are making their own transition from one world to … Continue reading

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Celibacy and the Reversed Revolution

More often than not, Ross Douthat’s New York Times columns serve as Rorschach tests for contemporary political and social issues.  Today’s column, “The Redistribution of Sex,” has proved especially thought-provoking and line-drawing.  And rightly so.  You can read it here. … Continue reading

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Limitless, Prodigal, and Dispersed

One does not have to read far into an essay written by Wendell Berry to sense deep loss, a kind of sadness that both tugs and pulls.  As he acknowledges in his introduction to his most recent collection of writings, … Continue reading

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Notes for a World’s End

At the begin of Paul Auster’s apocalyptic In the Country of Last Things, the narrator makes a significant observation: That is perhaps the greatest problem of all.  Life as we know it has ended, and yet no one is able to … Continue reading

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