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Read In Case Of Emergency
A weekly newsletter on ethics, policy & society
  • Dirty Work: An Interview with Mike Rowe – Susannah Black, Plough – We’ve fetishized work to be about pursuing dreams and getting rich, but that’s not how it was meant to be. An article ostensibly about pursuing vocations in skilled trades rather than going to college ends up being very insightful about values, passions, and the human condition.

  • Why Everything Is Getting Louder – Bianca Bosker, The Atlantic – An extensive investigation into how people do, and sometimes don’t, hear the machines making noise around them, and how there isn’t any real ‘new normal’, unless it’s the continual, apparently unstoppable increase of man-made noise. 

  • The Most Important Public Issue – Alan Jacobs, Snakes and Ladders – A short reflection on the issue at the heart of all Christian political action. Though it stops short of directly addressing the political question of “Are Christians as a body called to sacrifice Christianity itself as a witness to their neighbors?”, there can be little question as to how Jacobs would answer.

  • Pro-Blood, Pro-Soil, Pro-Nation, Pro-Christianity – Matthew Loftus, Mere Orthodoxy – Following up on last week’s piece by Myles Werntz, Dr. M. S. Loftus takes a similar tack as Jacobs, reminding us that inasmuch as nations are real, they are built on a foundation of soil and blood. And for the Christian, the natural order itself is inverted, or perhaps better, reverted. As such, we must turn to deeper and truer rubrics to put nationhood in its proper place in our geopolitical orders.


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