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    • The Disturbing End of Our Modern ‘Me’ Culture

      The Disturbing End of Our Modern ‘Me’ Culture0

      In his popular work Culture of Narcissism, Christopher Lasch wrote: To live for the moment is the prevailing passion—to live for yourself, not for your predecessors or posterity. We are fast losing the sense of historical continuity, the sense of belonging to a succession of generations originating in the past and stretching into the future.

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    • The Cruelty of Modern Death

      The Cruelty of Modern Death0

      Progress involves improving on the past. Once, we used leeches to suck out an excess of cancer-causing humors, or just blamed them on the wrath of the gods. In modern hospitals, we now image such tumors deep within the body, target them with synthetic chemicals or narrow beams of radiation, or excise them with clinical

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    • Friday Comic: Bribing the Guard0

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    • What the Alabama IVF Ruling Says About the Right to Life

      What the Alabama IVF Ruling Says About the Right to Life3

      A ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court last week has been the cause of immense hyperventilating in the mainstream press—and the predictable invocation of scare terms like “theocracy” and “Christian nationalism.” In LePage v. Center for Reproductive Medicine, P.C., a fertility clinic that neglected to properly secure its frozen embryo nursery from a prying patient

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    • What Drove Last Year’s Biggest Population Growth in US History

      What Drove Last Year’s Biggest Population Growth in US History2

      Immigration is behind the biggest annual population increase in the history of the United States, according to an independent research firm. “US population grew +3.8M in 2023 – the largest one-year increase in US history,” tweeted Eric Finnigan of John Burns Research and Consulting (JBREC) earlier this month. “The surge is likely short-lived as its

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    • The Humanity of Huck Finn

      The Humanity of Huck Finn0

      Huckleberry Finn is no hero, though he is clearly a child on the cusp of adulthood. That perhaps is one reason I enjoy reading and teaching Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn every year. Like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck and Tom’s imaginary childhood adventures quickly become real. From pranking the ever-suspicious Jim at night to

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