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Special Forces | Salvo 5

Crimes of the Heart

Should It Be Illegal to Hate?

by Greg Koukl

. . . Hate-crime legislation, then, turns out to be not ­really about hate, but about politics. It's not hatred for the victim that is punished. That's covered under existing statutes. Rather, it's hatred for a protected class that's punished under hate-crime laws. . . . ►►►


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Archives | Salvo 24

Metaphysics As If It Mattered

Some Old Books Need to Be Corrected by Still Older Ones

by Cameron Wybrow

. . . Schumacher found the resources for metaphysical reconstruction by going behind the old books of 19th-century metaphysics to the still older books of pre-modern metaphysics. Thus, against Keynes's pronouncement that "avarice and usury . . . must be our gods for a little longer still," Schumacher called for the reorientation of economic life to "our great classical-Christian heritage," which teaches virtues such as temperance and justice, and makes the kingdom of God a higher goal than the affluent society. In his second book, A Guide for the Perplexed (1978), he expanded his discussion of the pre-modern tradition, building on passages from Aquinas, Dante, and St. John of the Cross, as well as some texts representative of Eastern wisdom. . . . ►►►

Headquarters | Salvo 29

Virtues Reinvented

Social Engineering the New Vices

by Louis Markos

. . . the elite social engineers who would usher us into a brave new utopia purged of all "medieval" notions of right and wrong have fashioned a seemingly foolproof system for hoodwinking the human conscience. Rather than announce the death of "bourgeois" moral standards, they provide us with substitute moralities that satisfy our need for standards while leaving us free to reinvent the values and institutions upon which civilization was built. . . . ►►►

Camouflage | Salvo 35

Failed Operations

Medical Malpractice in an Age of Gender Denial Disorder

by Terrell Clemmons

If enough of the professionals involved had been strictly pursuing medicine as the art and science of healing that medicine should be, the whole debacle would have been written off as a failed experiment. "We tried changing the body to fit the mind" they might have announced, "but found that changing the body did not solve patients' problems." Transsexual surgery would have gone the way of leeching and lobotomy, as it should have. . . . ►►►

Deprogram | Salvo 35

Our Dystopia

The Worst of Both Worlds

by Denyse O'Leary

. . . Baker, for instance writes that 1984 "resonated perfectly with the type of totalitarian states playing chess for the globe in the Cold War," but by 2006, he found Brave New World more filled with details that "correspond perfectly with the future toward which we seem to be heading." Hunt, for his part, found that both novels presaged modern conditions strikingly accurately, but in different ways. Given the accelerating pace of social change, it might be good to revisit the question yet again and seek to determine how well each dystopia predicted the future in various ways. . . . ►►►

Person of Interest | Salvo 28

Women & Children First

An Interview with Marjorie Dannenfelser

by Marcia Segelstein

What was the goal behind starting the Susan B. Anthony List? We were women from all kinds of different backgrounds, but all strongly pro-life. We were united behind the idea that the modern feminist movement was leading us not only in the wrong direction, but in a direction that undermines every truly beautiful thing about women, when it embraced abortion. ►►►

Feature | Salvo 27

The Massacre of Valentine's Day

Feminism's V-Day Eliminates Men, Marriage & Romance—and Kills Sex

by Robin Phillips

. . . How is this liberating for women? The answer is purportedly found in such books as Sharon Thompson's Going All the Way: Teenage Girls' Tales of Sex, Romance, and Pregnancy and Leora Tanenbaum's Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation. These works argue that the only reason casual sex leaves young girls wounded and vulnerable is that they have made the mistake of fusing sex with love. The solution, Thompson argues, is for girls to stop "condition[ing] sexual consent on romantic expectations." Before the feminist utopia can arrive, love and romance must be excised from sex. . . . ►►►

Homefront | Salvo 34

Girl Watching

Raising Daughters in Troubled Times

by Marcia Segelstein

. . . Sax believes that the sexualization of girls at ever-younger ages is a critical part of the problem. Girls are bombarded with the message that revealing their bodies is both normal and expected. He relates the story of a ten-year-old girl who wanted to dress up as a French maid, complete with fishnet pantyhose, for Halloween. It turns out that the costume came in sizes for even younger girls. Such sexualization, Sax writes, "is about being an object for the pleasure of others, about being on display for others." Girls pretending to be sexy aren't being who they really are, and that's not healthy. . . . ►►►

Headquarters | Salvo 15

Functional Unbelief

There Are No True Agnostics

by Regis Nicoll

. . . It is a response calculated to let you know that the agnostic occupies an elevated plain of intellectual integrity, one on which lives are directed by facts, not faith. What the agnostic doesn't realize, however, or willfully ignores, is that he is just as much a person of faith as those he tries to distance himself from. It begins with what he really knows. . . . ►►►

Deprogram | Salvo 17

Neither God nor Darwin?

Atheists & Agnostics Who Dare to Doubt

by Denyse O'Leary

To hear it from the New Atheists, Darwinism is the atheist's creation story, the Genesis from which no Exodus follows. As Richard Dawkins is often quoted as saying, Darwinism enables an atheist to be intellectually fulfilled. If so, there are a number of atheist and agnostic thinkers out there who are intellectually deprived. Or are they? Consider, for example, the Humean philosopher Antony Flew. . . . ►►►

Featured Blip | Salvo 17

Sex, Lies & Video Games

Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys by Kay S. Hymowitz

reviewed by Rebecca Golossanov

. . . Manning Up refreshingly gives the flip side to the conventional modern story, arguing that women are on the rise and it is young men who are left stumbling through life. Hymowitz isn't eager to bash men, but she objectively presents a major sociological change in our culture. Her book is packed with enlightening statistics, studies, and quotes that lend support to her argument. . . . ►►►

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