Saturday, March 02, 2019
Friday, March 01, 2019
A new adaptation reminds us that the spiritual marketplace from which the novel takes its name never goes out of business, it just remodels.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
What happens when a scholar defends the teaching of great classical authors & traditions of Western Civilisation at the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting?— Quillette (@Quillette) February 27, 2019
She is shouted down and banned from future attendance at meetings. Video embedded.https://t.co/NDJu5Cgx04
Interviews and an examination of the Navy’s publicly announced reforms raise uncertainty over whether senior leaders have fully followed through on them after the 7th Fleet disasters in 2017.
by Robert Faturechi and T. Christian Miller
CNA: Texas archbishop: The border ’emergency’ is not what you think
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
As noted in the book Warriors and Worriers, women naturally tend to be strive to be non-offensive to other women and are [direct] conflict-avoidant. It is also known that women don't like being under the authority of other women. Leadership is not just telling other people what to do -- that is just assertiveness with respect to others, and the same sort of bossiness that is disliked in girls (and in boys). The sort of trust that is required for leadership must first be earned, as well as the other qualifications for leadership, such as being just towards others (including one's future subordinates]. This sort of understanding of social relations, one based on justice and desert, is abstract and different from one that is based on emotion and pleasing others. If we try to turn girls into men, will we be successful? And even if we are, will they have lost something that they need to be good wives and mothers? Yes. But in the age of "female empowerment" we can advertise such camps as being ways to cultivate true femininity only so far, and maybe some lip service must be paid to conflict ideals about what it means to be a good woman in order to get customers who may not be so "traditional."
Do such camps exist elsewhere in what remains of Western Christendom?
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
Of course, every husband, as the servant-head, should always be seeking the input of his wife in the decision-making processes, which should always be decidedly mutual, with decisions being reached virtually always by consensus. Similarly, the husband should also be steadily encouraging his wife to contribute greatly to the marital enterprise as a whole, with all her particular strengths and gifts as well.
So it is of paramount importance for everyone to know and remember that this role of male headship, especially in marriage, is meant to be fulfilled with a deep sense and vision of self-sacrificial servanthood. This requires the husband in a real sense to always be laying down his life for his wife and children, which means very often putting their needs and desires ahead of his own, or in place of his own.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Bossiness among girls and women -- assertiveness, or being able to boss people around, is not leadership. How many woman would be willing to take punch to the face in order to be trained for leadership? And to receive a punch in order to protect their role or to be accountable if they are given leadership?
1P5: The Crisis of Masculinity in the Church by Paul Krause
Even among academics there is AMOG jockeying going on, though the basis of it is supposed "intellectual" power, but really is that intellectual power anything more than being a bookworm? How many of them would be able to admit that Trump would be more attractive to women than themselves?
Could any of them really inspire other men to follow them in battle or to build a community? How many of them read Aristotle's Politics and think they are worthy of being the intended audience for that lecture, of even better than that?
Such conversations among Catholic academics were probably not rare, and I felt revulsion at Catholic academia as a result of these experiences.
Sadly, the piece by Msgr. Pope is reflective of the American Catholic intellectual class - little awareness of the role of the state (in conjunction with the oligarchs they may actually recognize) in the centralization of power and the destruction of community and tradition, and a failure to name the radical ideologies and movements, like liberalism and feminism, that have been used to supplant tradition. No prominent Catholic is going to name feminism as a problem that needs to be solved, and as a factor in the decline of the United States.
Msgr. Pope should read Sir John Glubb.
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