The New Civil Religion

Stick with me through this first part. I promise it's going somewhere. In the middle of the 18th century, Genevan philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote an important book on political philosophy called The Social Contract which still influences political theory today. Rousseau disagreed with many of the most popular political theories that went before him from … Continue reading The New Civil Religion

Propaganda

I couldn't believe what I was seeing. A show designed specifically for the education of preschoolers had created a "Pride Parade Sing-a-Long" complete with drag queens, transgendered beavers, and lesbian alligators. It was clearly an example of activist indoctrination. The hope, I'm sure, was that very young children (who typically watch these shows without their … Continue reading Propaganda

the seduction of the stage

This has been another full summer. It started in May with a two week doctoral residency in LA. Yesterday I just got home from a week-long vacation split between Destin and New Orleans. In between, I spent two weeks in Durango, Colorado speaking at a CIY Move event and another week in Cleveland, Tennessee speaking … Continue reading the seduction of the stage