Well, it has to be someone surprising, so let’s guess “Martin Luther”.
I feel like you guys are talking past each other. Both of the following are true: Many of the poor in America and elsewhere are poor for reasons beyond their control, and they do not have any easy way of remedying that situation Nothing does more to guarantee that you stay in poverty than an […]
Actually, mass famine is a major plot point of The DIspossessed. And that’s why it’s a brilliant book, and one that I think FT would actually like quite a bit. It’s simultaneously an apology and a brutal critique of anarcho-socialism, and it’s possible to read it and come away with radically different conclusions about what […]
I read Ragamuffin Gospel several years ago. And I found it to be maudlin, uninteresting, and badly written. Certainly not my favorite book. This doesn’t mean that I thought it was theologically inaccurate or spiritually dangerous or whatever, just not my cup of tea. I have no idea whether my local church group was excited […]
FT, I certainly haven’t seen nearly as much frothing at the mouth on the right as I have on the left. Strike that: I haven’t seen any frothing at the mouth on the right, but I have seen a few people expressing puzzlement at the new pope’s friendliness to left-wing economic ideas. These reactions are […]
The fact that the Pope is a socialist is about as surprising as the fact that he’s against the ordination of women. I mean, have you read economic teachings of the Catholic Church? The only reasons why this is surprising is that in this case it’s the right, and not the left, which is shocked […]
My only thoughts about the Pope are that he must be really desperate to stop being Pope. You don’t break with hundreds of years of tradition without a good reason. You especially don’t do it if you’re as thoughtful and deliberate as B16. So the pressures that drove him to resign must be more difficult […]
Everyone, please pray for my sister-in-law Oana. She is four months pregnant, and last night her water broke and she began bleeding vaginally. At this point in the pregnancy there is very little hope for the continued life of the baby, but we are praying for her health and the healing of her family.
Jaredd, I don’t see why size of oevre matters overly much. The Velvet Underground is doubtlessly one of the most important and influential bands of the late 60′s, but they have the same number of studio albums as Nirvana. Mostly, it seems that you just don’t like 90′s music. Fair enough. I don’t much like […]
Jaredd, your list is missing Nirvana. I’m not the biggest Nirvana fan, but I still know that any list of 90′s music that doesn’t include them isn’t worth taking seriously. I was going to make a list of other significant 90′s bands, but FT did that a while ago, and I don’t think I could […]