Why We Fight by Salvo editor Jim Kushiner
Critics of Salvo often complain about our quasi-military language. "Why not adopt a more irenic tone?" they say. My reply is that we use these terms, albeit figuratively, to describe our engagement in the realm of ideas against an aggressor. Now, some people don't fancy a fair fight. We do.
Salvo seeks to defend truths that have shaped the civilization that can best, if imperfectly, ensure freedom for man to flourish as he was meant to. Those last two words, "meant to," are crucial. For we believe man has a given nature and purpose. In keeping with the Declaration of Independence, for example, we hold certain truths to be self-evident, because they are "in the nature of things" and not subjective "values." These include certain inalienable rights that come from the Creator, not from the state.
Throughout history, the state—whether through monarchs, elected bodies, totalitarian dictators, or collectivizing tyrants—has often looked rapaciously on three targets in its quest to acquire more power: the individual, the family, and the local community. In modern times, the state has participated in a three-pronged attack against these targets with increasingly sophisticated siege-engines.
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Salvo Senior Editors
As President and CEO of Rebecca Hagelin Communications and Marketing, LLC, Rebecca Hagelin specializes in creating talk radio partnerships and advertising campaigns designed to build membership branding, and inspire activism and grassroots support for conservative non-profit organizations. She has worked for some 25 years to defend the integrity of the family, engaging readers of her books and weekly column on the threats that liberal media, popular culture and growing government intrusion into our lives pose to families and civil society. Hagelin's work includes her tenure as Vice President of Communications and Marketing of The Heritage Foundation; as a policy and media consultant for various non-profits; as a member of the board of directors for Awakening and Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk; and an as an Executive Committee member of the Council for National Policy. She has appeared on thousands of national television and radio programs, is a weekly columnist for The Washington Times and Townhall, and the author of two best selling books: Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That's Gone Stark-Raving Mad (Thomas Nelson) and 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family (Regnery Publishing).
Mrs. Hagelin and her husband, Andy, are the parents of three "twenty-something" children.
Casey Luskin is an attorney with graduate degrees in both science and law. In his day job, he works as Research Coordinator at the Discovery Institute—a position made possible by his J.D. from the University of San Diego and his BS and MS in Earth Science from the University of California at San Diego. He has worked at the Discovery Institute since 2005, helping educators to teach evolution objectively, and defending academic freedom for scientists who support intelligent design. Mr. Luskin has spoken and written widely on the scientific mechanics and implications of both intelligent design and evolution. He also volunteers for the "IDEA Center," a non-profit that helps students to start IDEA Clubs on their college and high school campuses.
Mr. Luskin lives and works in Seattle, Washington, where he and his wife are avid enjoyers of the outdoors.
Bobby Maddex is Operations Manager of Ancient Faith Radio (AFR), host of the AFR podcast "The Orthodox Moviegoer," and a freelance writer and speaker on topics related to faith and culture. Bobby graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Political Science. After spending five years as senior editor of Gadfly, a national arts-and-culture publication out of Charlottesville, Virginia, and serving a one-year stint as the marketing director of Touchstone magazine in Chicago, he earned a Masters Degree in British Literature from DePaul University in 2002. Maddex serves as a Senior Editor of Salvo. He and his wife Paige live in Chesterton, Indiana.
Marcia Segelstein has been covering cultural issues for twenty years, first as a producer for CBS News and now as a writer. Currently a senior editor and writer for Salvo, she has been published in First Things and Touchstone.
James M. Kushiner is the Executive Editor of Salvo. He and Richard Moselle founded Salvo (originally known as the Crux Project) in 2003, and launched Salvo in 2006 as a print quarterly journal for young adults seeking intelligent responses and alternatives to the secular and materialistic worldviews dominating society and the media. He edited Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design with William A. Dembski (2001, Brazos Press). He spoke at the World Congress of Families in Amsterdam in 2009 on "Prodigal Research: Religious Faith as it Relates to Family Life, Democracy, and Social Development."
Dr. Richard Moselle received his BS from UCLA in 1966 and his DDS from the University of Southern California. He serves as the Vice President of the Advanced Restorative institute, a postgraduate dental education program, and as a board member of the apologetics ministry Stand to Reason.
Dr. Moselle has a full time dental practice in Los Angeles, CA, where he attends Bel Air Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Nancy have four children and are the grandparents of three.
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