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    Eat the Rich Now, Starve Later

    by Theodore Dalrymple

    There is one group that is not protected from hate-speech: the rich. For the rich it is permissible, and in some circles de rigueur, to speak disparagingly or hatefully. This, I imagine, is because it is widely supposed that if…

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    Reflections on the French Election

    by Mark W. Hendrickson

    The election of Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande to the presidency of France epitomizes the sorry state of contemporary democracy. By that, I don’t mean to imply that the French people should have voted for the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy. Neither…

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    Economics: The Cheerful Science

    by Mark W. Hendrickson

    Chances are, you’ve heard economics referred to as “the dismal science.” That unflattering description is glib and catchy; it is also 100 percent wrong. Let me set the record straight and explain why economics—far from being dismal—is cause for hope,…

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    Illusions and Realities — Latin America’s Poor: Entrepreneurs, Not Proletarians

    by Michael Novak

    The big argument among Latin America’s Catholics today may be symbolized thus: Gustavo vs. Hernando. Gustavo Gutierrez is a sensitive, intelligent priest of Lima, Peru, the father of liberation theology. In his early writings (The Theology of Liberation, 1971), more…

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    Sense and Nonsense: Gnostic Catholicism

    by Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

    Eric Voegelin’s thesis that Gnostic ideology is dominant in the modern mind, including the religious mind, because of the weakness of Christian faith, has been much on my mind of late. In a sense, nothing is more curious than the…

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