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“As American society grows less literate and the state of its moral education declines, the American people grow less able to engage their government as intellectually and morally prepared citizens. We are in the process — late in the process, I’m afraid — of reverting from citizens to subjects. Subjects are led by their emotions, mainly terror and greed. They need not be intellectually or morally engaged — their attitude toward government is a lot like that of Trump’s old pal Roy Cohn: ‘Don’t tell me what the law is. Tell me who the judge is.'”

“Why I’m only listening to and reading old things in 2017”

“Trump’s assault revealed that the party’s would-be statesmen were mostly hollow men and its enforcers were mostly ratings-hungry cynics. I had thought that the G.O.P. was run by true believers in a dated catechism. But really it was run by people for whom the Reaganite catechism only mattered because they controlled the inquisition, and once Trump’s army of heretics refused to disperse they had no stomach for a fight.”

Too dangerous to cut hair, but still carrying a badge

Our civilization is dead:

Some of his colleagues also didn’t understand his work, he writes. He once drafted a faith-outreach fact sheet describing Obama’s views on poverty, titling it “Economic Fairness and the Least of These,” a reference to a famous teaching from Jesus in the Bible. Another staffer repeatedly deleted “the least of these,” commenting, “Is this a typo? It doesn’t make any sense to me. Who/what are ‘these’?”

Kerry on Israel: An Alternate Universe

Thomas Becket and Religious Freedom in the Twelfth Century — and in the 21st

Turkish fairy tales

The decline of original music in advertising

Tiffany’s gorgeous glass mosaics get first museum exhibition

Cash-strapped UK Council considers sale of $24-million Francis Bacon painting

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Weekend Art Break

“The Adoration of the Kings”
Carlo Dolci (1649)


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Merry Christmas

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Video of the Day

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Sunday Art Break

“Church Interior with Visitors”
Hendrick van Steenwijck the Younger (c. 1620)


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Sunday Art Break

“St. Francis in Ecstasy”
Francisco de Zurbarán (1635-1639)


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Throwback Thursday

Pope John Paul II talking with his attempted assassin Ali Agca, in his prison cell, 1983.


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