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{Daily Salvo} Headquarters | Salvo 20

The Illusionist

How Herbert Marcuse Convinced a Generation that Censorship Is Tolerance & Other Politically Correct Tricks

by Robin Phillips

. . . Marcuse is important, not because he was able to take sophistry to new levels of truth-twisting heights, but because his truth-twisting thought has been formative in defining so much of the collective "common sense" (or more accurately, common nonsense) of our age. How formative? In 1968, when students in Paris revolted, they tore apart the city carrying banners that read "Marx/Mao/Marcuse." In his forward to Marcuse's book Negations: Essays in Critical Theory, Robert Young said that "among pure scholars [Marcuse] had the most direct and profound effect on historical events of any individual in the twentieth century." ►►►

{Daily Salvo} Great Escapes | Salvo 26

Solitary Refinement

How One Man Found Freedom Inside a Communist Prison

An interview with Fr. Roman Braga

"Communism is a religion. It is a mystical movement. It turns religion upside down. There is a book, Toward Middle Age is the title of the book in French, where the author says that Marxism is religion upside down. Communists are mystical like this: they think, they really believe, that they can transform man. They can create a new Communist personality, to completely replace what man is. It's impossible, and that's why Communism is finished now. I'm afraid that other methods will take over today." ►►►

DEPARTMENT: Reconnaissance | Salvo 34

The Battle of Walkerton

Kevin O'Connor & the Defiant Survival of Memories Pizza

by Terrell Clemmons

. . . People of conscience would do well to reflect on the attempted takedown of Memories Pizza. Crystal clearly told the reporter that Memories would never deny service to a gay couple who came in to eat. But in response to a pointed question, she did say, "If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no." As if people routinely call upon pizza joints to provide their wedding reception dinner. . . . ►►►

Feature | Salvo 34

The Testament

Why God Most Certainly Does Exist

by Regis Nicoll

Admitting, ever so modestly, that he can't disprove the existence of God, atheist popularizer Richard Dawkins explains why God almost certainly does not exist. His argument, presented in chapter 4 of The God Delusion (2008), is intended to expose the fallacy of intelligent design. It goes something like this: ►►►

Department: Headquarters | Salvo 33

No Progress Report

How Deafness to Wise Old Voices Distorts the Past, Present & Future

by Jason Morgan

. . . Our age's epistemology is now overwhelmingly Whiggish, thanks to an educational system that teaches people to see themselves as Prometheuses wresting enlightenment from the murky backwardness of the past and carrying it forward into the future. But the paradox of this self-styled heroism is that, the more people set their faces against the past, the more they fail to understand the present. They thus feel alienated from time and struggle blindly for increasingly abstract ideals that have neither antecedent nor context. Can anything be done about this ascendancy of all things Whiggish? Many people are dizzied by the pace of unexamined change in the world. Can those with temporal vertigo stop Whigging out and restore sanity to society? ►►►

Feature | Salvo 31

Dying to
Feel Good

Modern Self-Realization & the Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

by Heather Zeiger

Addiction to prescription pain medicine, also known as opiate drugs, has reached epidemic proportions. Everyone from the famous actor to the talented musician to the hotshot CEO to the good suburban kid is the current face of opiate drug addiction. This article will look at the trends and contributing factors that have led to today's epidemic. ►►►

Collateral Damage | Salvo 32

Sexual Insanity

From Wilhelm Reich to the Vagina Lobby in Two Easy Steps

by Terrell Clemmons

. . . Eight years after the Pill received FDA approval in 1960, Pope Paul VI published the encyclical Humanae Vitae. It predicted four ramifications of widespread contraceptive use: an overall decline in moral standards, a rise in infidelity, a decline in male respect for women, and the coercive exertion of reproductive control by governments. Reactions to the encyclical ranged from polite disregard to outright contempt. But time has proved Paul VI dead right on all counts. "Forty-plus years after Humanae Vitae," writes Mary Eberstadt, "there are more than enough ironies, both secular and religious, to make one swear there's a humorist in heaven"—at least, she noted soberly, for those who take their humor dark. ►►►

Department: Headquarters | Salvo 27

Controlling Factors

Here Are Two Surefire Paths for Losing Your Freedoms

by Arthur W. Hunt III

. . . What would be the social implications of Darwin and Freud? What ideology would eclipse Christianity? Would the new social sciences be embraced with as much passion as the hard sciences? What would happen if managerial science were taken to the extreme? What would be the long-term effects of modern peacetime advertising? Of wartime propaganda? What would happen to the traditional family? How would class divisions be resolved? How would new technologies shape the future? . . . Although these questions were on people's minds in the first half of the twentieth century, they are perhaps more pertinent today than they were then. Both Orwell and Huxley knew that their worlds could be realized under certain conditions. Here are seven characteristics from the novels, which eerily parallel our own times. ►►►

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Column: Casualty Report | SV 34

Department: Headquarters | SV 34

Cosmic Seer

Georges Lemaître, the Catholic Priest Behind the Big Bang

by Ray Cavanaugh

Feature | SV 34

Life's Big Bangs

Avalon & Cambrian (& Worldview) Explosions

by Hugh Ross

Column: Undercover | SV 34

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How Chastity Orders Your Relationships & Liberates You for Love

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Department: Personnel | SV 34

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by Carmen Fowler LaBerge

Salvo 33 Summer 2015

Department: Featured Blip | SV 33

A Loving Proposal

A Review of Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God's Design for Marriage by Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet

by Terrell Clemmons

Column: Person of Interest | SV 33

Unesteemed Colleague

An Interview with Mark Regnerus

by Marcia Segelstein

Feature | SV 33

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A Global Revolution Imperils Men, Women & Children

An Interview with Gabriele Kuby by Benjamin J. Vail

Salvo 32 Spring 2015

Feature | SV 32

The New Couplings

Are Human & Robot Weddings Next?

by Robin Phillips

Column: Foreign Intel | SV 32

French Lessons

Is Blasphemy Against Free Speech Worth Dying For?

by Michael Cook

Column: Operation ID | SV 32

The ENCODE Embroilment, Part II

Denying Data Won't Change the Emerging Facts of Biology

by Casey Luskin

Department: Home Front | SV 32

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What to Do When the Culture Intrudes

by Marcia Segelstein

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Column: Person of Interest | SV 31

Wise Man on Campus

An Interview with J. Budziszewski

by Marcia Segelstein

Column: Deprogram | SV 31

The Law of Conservation of Information: Part II

If Information Theory Is Right, Darwinian Evolution Isn't Even Possible

by Denyse O'Leary

Department: Parting Shot | SV 31

Prime Timing

Why You Shouldn't Hope to Die at 75

by Laurie Higgins

Column: Undercover | SV 31

Desperately Disconnected

50 Shades of Grey & the Longings of the Female Heart

by Terrell Clemmons

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Column: Operation ID | SV 30

Heads or Tales

How Evolutionary Theory "Predicts" What It Finds

by Casey Luskin

Column: Person of Interest | SV 30

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by Marcia Segelstein

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