Why Evelyn Waugh stopped voting
Parochial plug for the best state, from Nathaniel Beverley Tucker:
The Virginian is a Virginian every where. In the wilds of the west, on the sands of Florida, on the shores of the Pacific—every where his heart turns to Virginia—every where he worships with his face toward the temple of freedom erected here.
The Church and the Magna Carta
“Zizek and Me“:
What marks the turning, the break into another kind of time, is that the earth is not marked by human intention but by unintended effects of collective human labor. The Anthropocene is the figure for a series of metabolic rifts destabilizing the world – of which climate change is just one – as unconscious and unintended effects, a kind of latent destiny.
Call it the Capitalocene if you want, as it is indeed the case that metabolic rift is vastly accelerated when capitalism emerges.
Damian Thompson’s cover story on the death of English Christianity
Bishop Nazir-Ali on Anglican decline
Samizdat classical education
The military is increasingly its own culture and its own world
Policing in a private city (or, Jeffrey Tucker discovers outdoor malls, is enraptured)
Longread on U.S. vs. China
What on earth is going on in Kansas?
ClarkHat on l’affaire Strangeloop
Cardinal Sarah on facing East
When did healthy communities become illegal?
Newsweek on the Timothy McVeigh-tea party link
The Iraq war never ended
First Things interviews the Gaffigans
Iosue with the songs for the week