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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on August 10, 2012.
eNewsletter Subject: Building Blocks of Culture
In my In Depth Analysis this week, I take up the increasingly obvious failure of the West's secular liberal order, and what this means for the development of culture: After Liberalism, the Deluge?
Then, knowing how often people find my more philosophical essays deficient in concrete recommendations, I start a list of specific approaches to the problem in Intermediary Institutions Represent, Preserve and Shape a Robust Culture. I'll be happy to receive feedback based on your own experience with different initiatives.
Meanwhile, many have written asking that we say something—anything!—about the scandal of Cardinal Dolan's invitation of President Obama to speak at the Al Smith Dinner. Without these requests, Phil Lawler and I might have simply raised our hands in disbelief, figuring the situation spoke for itself. But your wish is our command:
- Lawler: The Al Smith dinner: the cardinal and the tax collector
- Mirus: The Al Smith Dinner: Good Humor?
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