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Bobos Conflicted

Samuel Goldman has a pointed essay at¬†The American Conservative¬†where he explains why the Bourgeois Bohemians are at odds with themselves. Their own desires are self-contradictory at key points. Mr. Goldman writes: So how can this be the best of times for gays, sufferers from cardiovascular disease, African American politicians, TV fans, ambitious women, and so […]

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Suburbs are for the Poor

There’s been an interesting ongoing conversation at Mere Orthodoxy about the theological fascination with cities and corresponding antipathy towards the suburbs. You can see Keith Miller’s initial post here and a response by Matthew Lee Anderson here. While there is a lot of good socio-philosophical-theology involved in this conversation, we also shouldn’t out-think the room. […]