Monday, May 28, 2007

Tom Cruise Wants Your Child to Find his Inner Thetan

This rather chilling article from the St. Petersburg Times gives an idea of the dangerous state of flux that characterizes public education. In devastated areas of Louisiana Scientology advocates like Tom Cruise and John Travolta have introduced their methods into public schools. The moral of the story: when education is divorced from tradition and simply becomes a matter of "skills" and "techniques" students are vulnerable to manipulation by the rich and powerful.
In case you were wondering, Scientology's "study technology" program is headquartered in the former retirement home of a Catholic religious order near St. Luis. Read more...

Funny guy

If you can wade through all the weirdness, you have to recognize this fellow has a more realistic outlook on life than most of his peers.

So many good things have happened to me because of how unhealthy I’ve been mentally

Familar thinking

Just as yet another example of a familiar phenomenon, a story from the Maldives.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tumultuous change

An interesting discussion of world-wide trends in (mostly non-Catholic) Christianity.

A matter of education

The Economist shows an unusual interest in the state of marriage in America.

Friday, May 25, 2007

"Who do you say that I am?"

Thanks to the Pope's new book, Time Magazine makes a startling discovery: Christians and Jews may disagree about who Jesus is, but they can agree on who he claimed to be.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Ideological follies in Western Europe. Here is another article by the same author.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Universities in Africa are not doing well. The whole country of Zimbabwe is collapsing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


A contrarian view of foreign policy by Edward Luttwack.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Nice crowd

Family Day in Italy was a big success.


It is always entertaining when somebody like Vargas Lllosa says what he honestly thinks about recent political trends in Latin America.

Friday, May 11, 2007


Dalrymple on Qutb.


One could argue that the obsession to protect children from any kind of discomfort is inversely proportional to our ability to offer them any meaningful reason to live.

"Life is planned out for us, but we don't know what to want"

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007