Our friend Dr. Brian Auten has a helpful article at the new Political Theology blog on the contemporary discussion over “just intelligence” and the attempts to formulate a “just intelligence theory.” Dr. Auten fears that the conversation has recently been dominated more by in bello rather than ad bellum thought, and he offers a few helpful steps to move forward.
In a book review on Raymond Ibrahim’s Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, Prof. Bruce Thornton writes the following shocking words: Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the […]
Conor Friedersdorf uses the occasion of Arrested Development‘s renewal to offer some very serious reflections on the War on Terror and the current state of American politics. Here are a few: This is how desperate War on Terror critics are. Conflicted words from a man with a history of breaking his, and that man’s apparent […]
Conor Friedersdorf continues to be a voice of conscience among the American media. Writing about the attempted poisoning of President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker (from my home state of Mississippi) that turned out to be a set up, Mr. Friedersdorf says: This case is a reminder that being accused of a heinous act, like […]
The crazier ranks of the American Left and Right converge in several ways. The bad habit of namecalling their opponents Nazis, with no real reason, is one of them (only the Right uses “Communist” as a witch charge, but both use “Nazi”). George Bush II isn’t a Nazi, and neither is President Obama, who is […]