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Camouflage | Salvo 19

Believed & Deceived

Hitler's Rise & the Deadly Loss of Moral Courage

by Terrell Clemmons

. . . Nearly a century later, it's easy to view the whole of Nazi Germany telescopically through the lens of Schindler's List or the U.S. Holocaust Museum: The Nazis were bad; it must not happen again; now let's move on. But human history is not so simple. The same Adolph Hitler, who in the 1940s was recognized as a murderous despot, rose to power in the 1930s with widespread approval. The more apropos question might be, How did that happen? . . . ►►►

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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. . . . ►►►

Family Briefing | Salvo 35

Parental Guidance Required

Youth Violence & Family Breakdown

by Nicole King

. . . These are only a handful of the studies done that show a connection between family breakdown and the perpetration of violence—many more could be cited. So why don't we hear more about these connections? Perhaps because of their uncomfortable ramifications for adults. . . . ►►►

Operation ID | Salvo 35

Hominid Hype, Take 2015

This Time It's Homo Naledi

by Casey Luskin

. . . What will become of Homo naledi remains to be seen. So far, however, its pathway resembles that of so many other hominin fossils whose "transitional" or "ancestral" status ultimately went belly-up. When evaluating media claims of a "human ancestor," a strong dose of healthy skepticism is warranted. ►►►

Person of Interest | Salvo 36

Marriage Matters

An Interview with Patrick Fagan

by Marcia Segelstein

Patrick Fagan is the founder and director of MARRI, the Marriage and Religion Research Institute. MARRI studies the impact of marriage, family, and religion on society. Once a practicing psychologist, Dr. Fagan moved into the field of public policy as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Community Policy at the Department of Health and Human Services under President George H. W. Bush. He recently announced the launch of Marripedia, an online social-science encyclopedia that makes research related to family, marriage, sexuality, and religion accessible to the public. Dr. Fagan spoke with us about what makes for a healthy society, the importance of what he calls "the two great loves," and what he sees as a growing crisis for men. . . . ►►►

Camouflage | Salvo 36

Mind Control

Safeguarding Yours from the Modern Cult of Experts

by Terrell Clemmons

. . . Experts, for Fitch's treatment, are primarily defined by their transgression of the boundaries inherent to their fields of expertise. For example, a cell biologist may have a perfectly good, morally sound opinion on the social advisability of religion-based models of childrearing. Or he may be a cold-blooded moral monster. The point is, knowledge in the realm of science does not make him a credible authority in the realm of values. This should not need pointing out, but apparently it does. Whenever anyone makes statements about non-material realms of thought, or pushes a moral argument, under the banner of science, then the science is not being used in its proper context. It is being coopted to advance an agenda. . . . ►►►

Feature | Salvo 36

ETI In the Sky

What the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life Means for Us

by Hugh Ross

During my graduate school days at the University of Toronto (late 1960s) I took a short summer course, Advances in Planetary Physics, taught by astronomer Carl Sagan. Sagan was a rising star then and well on his way to becoming the science popularizer and communicator for which he later became famous. Most of the course and nearly all of the informal evening discussions focused on the possibility that extraterrestrial intelligent life existed and on the kinds of civilizations such beings would have established. In Sagan's mind, there was absolutely no doubt that extraterrestrial intelligent beings (ETI) existed. Furthermore, he was convinced that on many planets in our galaxy ETIs had developed civilizations far more technically advanced than ours. . . . ►►►

Dispatch | Salvo 3

Welcome to the Jungle

Marshall McLuhan, Media, and the Ecology of the Digital Age

by John Coleman

. . . from the Austin Powers-like age of 1969, a bespectacled Canadian academic named Marshall McLuhan gives us a perspective on this point in history: "All media, from the phonetic environment to the computer, are extensions of man that cause deep and lasting changes in him and transform his environment." Now, in the early morning of the new millennium, we have to ask: What did McLuhan mean? . . . ►►►

Feature | Salvo 21

Daycare Denial

Inconvenient Truths About Childcare Subvert the Very Best Intentions

by Marcia Segelstein

. . . When I was a producer for CBS This Morning, covering family issues, we sometimes partnered with Parents magazine. So one day I had lunch with the then-editor to talk about possible future projects. I suggested working together on a series about daycare. Before the word was barely out of my mouth, she stopped me by saying that Parents magazine chose not to cover daycare "because parents suffer enough guilt already." It took a while for the full implications of that statement to sink in. Parents magazine put parents' potential guilt above children's potential welfare. . . . ►►►

Department: Archives | Salvo 21

Plato's Republic

The Critic of Democracy Is the Friend of Democracy

by Cameron Wybrow

. . . What kind of democracy will we have in the future, when all traces of classical and biblical ideals are erased from the souls of citizens, and "democracy" is reduced to "I'm as good as anybody else, and I've got the same rights as anyone else, and I don't need anyone to teach me what truth and virtue are"? Plato's Republic gives us a stark warning. Can a democracy that is indifferent to the claims of the Good and its duty to God, and that exists solely to serve the transient desires of its members, long endure? ►►►

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." ►►►

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Camouflage | SV 36

Mind Control

Safeguarding Yours from the Modern Cult of Experts

by Terrell Clemmons

Feature | SV 36

ETI In the Sky

What the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life Means for Us

by Hugh Ross

Casualty Report | SV 36

IVF & Its Victims

by Marcia Segelstein

Opening Salvo | SV 36

Getting Personal

Language Is a Sign of Our Spiritual Nature

by James M. Kushiner

Salvo 35 Winter 2015

Department: Casualty Report | SV 35

Department: Opening Salvo | SV 35

The Gift of Science

It Tells the Truth About Ourselves

by James M. Kushiner

Department: Archives | SV 35

Best Reads

Do We Need a "Canon" of Great Books?

by Cameron Wybrow

Column: Person of Interest | SV 35

Acting for Life

An Interview with Lila Rose

by Marcia Segelstein

Column: Operation ID | SV 35

Hominid Hype, Take 2015

This Time It's "Homo Naledi"

by Casey Luskin

Department: Camouflage | SV 35

Failed Operations

Medical Malpractice in an Age of Gender Denial Disorder

by Terrell Clemmons

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

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