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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. . . . ►►►

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." ►►►

Undercover | Salvo 13

Idol Threat

Porn is Deadly For Girls Today

by Alexander Jech

. . . If communities of faith do not vigorously seek to reform their men through the liberating power of the gospel and to provide a counter-cultural image of what it is to be a woman, there can be no hope of slowing the progress of degradation, and much reason to fear how coming generations of girls and women will be shaped by this perversity. ►►►

Department: Camouflage | Salvo 27

Holy Struggles

Reconciling Christianity & the Crusades

by Terrell Clemmons

It's too easy to repudiate the actions of Christians of other times and places. Though wrongs certainly transpired, "there's little point in becoming judgmental. Better to try to understand the crusaders in the context of their times." And to do that, a little history is in order. . . . ►►►

Department: Interrogate | Salvo 6

Intolerant Tolerance

The Myth of Moral Neutrality

by Greg Koukl

. . . In her article, she in effect argues that each of us should respect the other's point of view. She then implies, however, that any point of view other than this one is immoral, un-American, and tyrannous. If you disagree with her position that all points of view are equally valid, then your point of view is not valid. Her argument commits suicide; it self-destructs. ►►►

Feature | Salvo 32

ISIS & the Enigma of Modernity

Turning the Clock Back 1,400 Years

by Robin Phillips

. . . The typical Westerner who joins ISIS is not a religious zealot who has turned to crime, but a petty criminal who has turned to superficial religion. A leaked MI5 report on the profile of British jihadists noted that, "far from being religious zealots, a large number of those involved in terrorism do not practice their faith regularly." Why would someone who is not serious about his religion want to kill for it, let alone die for it? The answer is that ISIS terrorists are not killing and dying for religion but for themselves. ISIS offers malcontents the chance to channel their pathologies into a cause that appears unselfish and constructive, just as it appears to offer confused girls an escape from the perplexities of modern life. ►►►

Archives | Salvo 25

Citizens Cain & Abel

The Dilemma of Soulcraft & the State

by Cameron Wybrow

. . . The state of Kant and Madison did not have to make good citizens out of devils, for it did not start from devils but from people already infused with virtue. Aristotle's educational regime was not necessary, because social traditions performed its work. Yet we no longer live in that world. Our society does not promote virtue; it promotes the liberation of the passions. What Adams could take for granted—a moral consensus built on something deeper than the state—no longer exists. So do we return to Aristotelian soulcraft, and try to rebuild virtue through state action? Or can a moral society be regenerated without such coercion? ►►►

Department | Salvo 20

Statism's Deadbeat Dad

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

by Terrell Clemmons

. . . Rousseau's writings gave birth to the modern concept of political revolution, inciting in turn the French (1789–1799), Russian (1917), and a series of Chinese (1911–1976) Revolutions, all of which are now known for the rivers of blood and stunning national catastrophes that followed in their wake. The expressions of Rousseau's ideas took different forms in the different nations to which they spread, but one thing they had in common was the elevation of the state to the role of supreme liberator of the people and ultimate authority and caretaker over them. Whereas the original American understanding of liberty valued and recognized inherent human rights that the state may not transgress, Rousseau's view of liberty was the diametrical opposite. ►►►

Featured Shrapnel | Salvo 15

Pride & Prejudice

Discussing Black America with Gloria Jackson, Founder of the Booker T. Washington Inspirational Network

by Robert Maddex

Gloria Jackson, the founder of the Booker T. Washington Inspirational Network, believes that most of the problems facing Blacks today have little to do with racism, slavery, or civil rights. And while this doesn't exactly endear her to the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, it does place her squarely in the camp of her great-grandfather, Booker T. Washington. Just as Washington did, Jackson has devoted her life to the social and economic progress of Blacks, but also like Washington, she insists that the key to such progress can be found in Blacks themselves—in their collective commitment to morality, character development, and personal responsibility. Here she explains her unconventional (and largely unpopular) take on the state of black America. ►►►

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The latest issue: Salvo 34 Fall 2015

Column: Casualty Report | SV 34

Feature | SV 34

The Testament

Why God Most Certainly Does Exist

by Regis Nicoll

Column: Person of Interest | SV 34

Marital Defense

An Interview with Ryan T. Anderson

by Marcia Segelstein

Feature | SV 34

Life's Big Bangs

Avalon & Cambrian (& Worldview) Explosions

by Hugh Ross

Column: Undercover | SV 34

Mastering Modern Love

How Chastity Orders Your Relationships & Liberates You for Love

by Terrell Clemmons

Department: Personnel | SV 34

Sacred Singleness?

An Interview with Kristina Twitty

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

World War Sex

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

Teachable Moments

What to Do When the Culture Intrudes

by Marcia Segelstein

Salvo 31 Winter 2014

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

Salvo 30 Fall 2014

Column: Operation ID | SV 30

Heads or Tales

How Evolutionary Theory "Predicts" What It Finds

by Casey Luskin

Column: Person of Interest | SV 30

Don't Miss Mayberry

An Interview with Russell D. Moore

by Marcia Segelstein

Column: Undercover | SV 30

Friends & Benefits

How to Look for Love in All the Right Places

by Terrell Clemmons

Department: Biohazards | SV 30


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