Leszek Kolakowski

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The Ukrainian Crisis and the Geopolitics of Christendom

The secularized former Christendom is facing off against a Russia that wants to reclaim its imperialist - and Christian - past.

Black Power!

I know what you’re thinking. It’s not that at all. Black Power is, of course, priests in their cassocks. Can there be any greater power than that? They present the great drama of the Holy Gospel. A priest merely in a black suit is prosaic; in the cassock, he is poetry. Perhaps this is why [...]

What is Easter?

Easter Sunday this year falls on April Fools’ Day. A tradition exists about “Christ the Fool.” It probably originates from when Pilate sent Christ to see Herod. Herod was anxious to see him. See him do what? See him perform. He had heard much about this man and his miracles. So naturally the king wanted [...]

The Gospel According to James Cameron

Joseph saw Avatar this weekend so you wouldn't have to -- look for his review later today -- but meanwhile, Ross Douthat has some reflections in the New York Times on what he calls "[director James] Cameron’s long apologia for pantheism," that vague, naturalistic spirituality that he says has held sway with Americans for some [...]

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