Daily Archives: May 26, 2010

Shakespeare: Political Statecraft for a Christian World

Political science is becoming ever more reliant on abstract models divorced from human judgement, hope and Christian idealism.  In a word: humanism.  Shakespeare offers the political scientist an antidote to this methodological alienation, this self imposed exile from the political … Continue reading

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Michael Hartnett (1941-1999) ‘Death of An Irish Women’

She was a summer dance at the crossroads She was a card game where a nose was broken She was a song nobody sings She was a house ransacked by soldiers She was a child’s purse, full of useless things … Continue reading

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The Art of Choosing Well

Perhaps the most difficult part of contemporary living is the relation between the innumerable tasks and choices we have and the quality of one’s serenity, especially when discerning.  Are we capable of discernment?  Contemporary living permits our grasp of all … Continue reading

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