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Two Bibliovores Review the Year’s Obsessions

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John Brisker and I are standing in a small, one-room library. The room is filled with all the books the two of us have read in 2017, along with a beautiful coffee barista standing in the corner next to an espresso machine whose curling steam makes her look like a genie. An array of fragile chinoiserie lines the walls. I feel struck by a sense of vertigo and grab Brisker by the shoulder. “Is...

The Nightmare Didn’t Start With President Trump

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“I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard.” ~Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between The World and Me   My country is spiraling into toxic oblivion, and for most of the year I’ve had little to say. While my contemporaries have busied themselves with bitter rants, memes and re-tweets...

Guest Post–“What Are We Talking About?: Thoughts On Terrorism In Today’s Discourse”

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We have a guest blog post today from my good friend John Brisker in Europe. I know John to be a marked bibliophile with knowledge ranging on topics from historical theology and philosophy to NBA folklore and Western literature. I had to have him on the blog–his erudition always shines through. This article especially highlights the discrepancies haunting today’s political discourse...

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