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2019 June

Letters to the Editor: June 2019

Signs of Life amid Decay... The Advantages of Isolation... The Abomination of Disneyfication... Missing Keys... Two Big Elephants... A Multiplicity of Complexities... More Sugar, Less Vinegar... All Sides Considered... An Honest Search... First-Class... Commitment to Print

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The News You May Have Missed: June 2019

The Real MacKay... Leg in the Clouds... Eye of the Bee Holder... Hey, Mr. Jellybean Man... Teenage Tasteland... Wish I Were Here... and more

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The Qur’an as Allah’s Logos

THE ULTIMATE HERESY

Derya Little

Instead of completely erasing references to “the Word,” Muhammad attributed them to the Qur’an, thus making the book he received the true Logos of the Creator.

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On the Trail of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America & St. Catherine Tekakwitha

PRELUDES & POINTS — PART I

Richard Upsher Smith Jr.

Historians have to “get inside” their subjects if they are to understand and represent them well. 2,845 miles' worth of investigations are reported here.

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The Myth of Meritocracy

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

A meritocracy fits America’s sense of itself as free from the class-based social structures that defined the European countries from which our predecessors fled.

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A Tree Grows in St. Louis

ONE HOME IS A GATEWAY TO CATHOLICISM

Casey Chalk

A remarkable family and their little spiritual oasis in the Gateway to the West have become, as divine fate would have it, a gateway to Catholicism.

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Brave New World. By Aldous Huxley

LITERATURE MATTERS

Michael S. Rose

Huxley articulates, through an engaging narrative, the underlying philosophies that in any century will dehumanize us and lead us away from God and all that is truly good and beautiful.

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The Thomistic Critique of Theistic Evolution

John Lyon

Thomism is an integral part of the millennial flow of Western thought and cannot simply be consigned to the dustbin of misguided and superseded systems of philosophy.

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On Being at Once Catholic & Chinese

Jason M. Morgan

How much of Chinese daily and intellectual life, so utterly foreign to men from both Athens and Jerusalem, can be carried over into communion with Rome?

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Briefly Reviewed: June 2019

Here we review Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, and Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman.

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Last Things

David Mills

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