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New Oxford Notes: January 2003

Has the Permanent Revolution Pooped Out In the People's Republic?

Starbucks produced a self-congratulatory pamphlet lauding their efforts to help coffee farmers and conserve the environment. Every revolutionary idea gets co-opted in the end.

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Oh, to Be a Victim!

Victim status is highly coveted in our effete culture.

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Can We Please Change the Subject!

Forget the scandals? (Uh, not so fast, pal!)

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When the "Shorter Form" Is The Politically Correct Form

Scripture is censored in the Parable of the Talents, where the "wicked, lazy servant" is sent "where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth."

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Evangelize! (But Why?)

Sister Antonio says to share our faith we won't actually have to say anything controversial.

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