Monthly Archives: November 2015

We Are Adjectives, not Nouns

Adjectives do not stand alone: they are derivative, dependent. “We want to be nouns when, authored by God, we are mere adjectives.” C.S. Lewis, adapted from The Problem of Pain. This could be put another way: “We want to be … Continue reading

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“The Bright Field” by R.S. Thomas

Watch, listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TaedssoNfE&feature=share I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had treasure in it. … Continue reading

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ISIS’ Big Mistake – Why Going Global Might End Badly

Foreign Affairs – 11/15/15 – Daniel Byman DANIEL BYMAN is a professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. His latest book is Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global … Continue reading

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Can France Be Multicultural? – Laicite Without Egalite

Foreign Affairs – November 18, 2015 – Jonathan Laurence JONATHAN LAURENCE [1] is Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College [2] and Nonresident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy studies at the Brookings Institution. [3]He is the author of The Emancipation of … Continue reading

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