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Finding Security Behind Closed Doors

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

December 2018

The sexbot is a tool that uses us and mocks our weakness. It is a vision of Hell: inhuman, ruthless, mendacious, comfortless, and cold.

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The Strange Magnetism of Virtual Fisticuffs

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

Casey Chalk

November 2018

What happens when a fairly obscure writer picks a fight with a Christian YouTube celebrity who has over 200,000 followers?

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Emblem of an Exhausted Era

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

Jason M. Morgan

October 2018

"Novitiate" is a film to be expected at the bitter, burnt-out end of the sexual revolution. It is not so much a movie as a cry for help.

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Nothing Sacred, Nothing Profane

GUEST COLUMN

David C. Stolinsky

September 2016

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The Curse of Total Sexual Freedom

GUEST COLUMN

Robert Barron

June 2016

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Anthem of the Auto-Confessing Bad Doctrine

GUEST COLUMN

Jason M. Morgan

January-February 2015

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Is Adulthood in America Dead?
November 2014

Consumerism smothers culture and production is a thing of the past. Is it any wonder that men of today are alienated from the very concept of manhood, and are retreating into the cocoon of childhood?

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The Birth-Control Box in the Living Room
November 2014

Research has uncovered a link between soap operas and lower fertility rates in Brazil, Mexico, and Kenya. In fact, some countries have "a history of using soap operas to cut fertility."

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The Apotheosis of Sports

THE GOD EVER BEFORE OUR EYES

Frederick W. Marks

October 2014

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The Fourfold Problems of Facebook

THE PRESCIENT POSTMAN

J. Jacob Tawney

July-August 2014

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The Primetime Blues

GUEST COLUMN

Arland K. Nichols

November 2011

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It's Always the Family
January-February 2010

Whoever said that pornography is a victimless crime? The family is usually the first to suffer.

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Holy Porn!

ILLICIT INVESTMENTS

Thomas Strobhar

February 2008

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Fox TV Is Violent, Profane & Obscene
December 2007

Fox TV, the neocons' heaviest cultural artillery, has done some of the greatest damage to the conservative cause in the culture wars.

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The Department of Defense -- Porn Trafficker
December 2007

The Department of Defense wants to sell pornography, and even though the law prohibits them, they found a way to do it.

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The Filthy Speech Movement
September 2007

Free Speech Movement of the 1960s-era was about civil rights. Nowadays, it's about broadcasting the "s-word" and the "f-word."

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Sean Hannity Promotes Contraception, Abortion & War
June 2007

Neocon Catholic Sean Hannity supports abortion, contraception and the war -- and a prominent Legionary priest supports Hannity.

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A Double Standard
June 2007

In the wake of the Imus affair: Either there should be freedom of speech for everyone, or there should be censorship for most everyone.

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MTV: A Recruiting Ground For Priests?

GUEST COLUMN

Michael S. Rose

February 2002

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The Folly of Trying to Outdo Wagner

Mike Dodaro

January 2002

Review of All Shook Up: Music, Passion, and Politics

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The Alchemy of Consumption
December 2001

Go out and buy something — it's your patriotic duty!

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Smoke If You Must, But Get Rid of That Execrable TV

TELEVISION IS WORSE THAN TOBACCO

Jack Taylor

September 2001

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Needed: Warning Labels On Television Sets

GUEST COLUMN

Wayne Lela

June 2001

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"Crime Must Not Go Unpunished" — Or Was That "Unpaid"?
March 2001

The "Seven [Remaining] Dirty Words You Can't Say on TV" just became six.

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Feminism in the Service of Exploitation
January 2001

The splashy success of The Vagina Monologues simply requires comment.

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The Inalienable Right to Be Entertained

A DANGEROUS NOTION

David C. Stolinsky

September 2000

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Fanfare for the Not-So-Common Humanoid
July/August 2000

Our culture has developed a real phobia about the simple word, "man."

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Workers of the World, Unite! — In Front of the Boob Tube
January 2000

"Prime-time roles" for "people of color on the small screen"

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In the "Culture of Clinton": A Time for Defiance

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE FERTILE

Allan C. Carlson

May 1999

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Spirituality for the Self-Centered

SELF MAGAZINE GETS RELIGION

J. A. Gray

April 1998

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Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, & the Media

CAN WE STILL DISTINGUISH BETWEEN SAINTHOOD AND CELEBRITY?

Wesley D. Avram

November 1997

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Can Teenagers Survive Marilyn Manson?

TRYING TO BE ANYTHING BUT A NERD OR A NOBODY

James K. Fitzpatrick

November 1997

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TV, Computers, & the Gnostic Grail

LOST IN CYBERSPACE

Will Hoyt

October 1996

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A Case for Censorship

DEFENDING THE POOR FROM THE JADED RICH

Thomas Storck

May 1996

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Why the Entertainment Industry Is Bad for Children

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO GOOD OLD-FASHIONED FUN?

Mitchell Kalpakgian

March 1996

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Talk Shows

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

December 1994

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American Addictions

BAD HABITS & GOVERNMENT INDIFFERENCE

George F. Kennan

June 1993

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The Propaganda America Can't Resist

GUEST COLUMN

Rawley Myers

December 1991

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Inside the Dream Factory (or “It’s Chinatown, Jake!”)

Ronald Austin

November 1990

Review of The Unreality Industry

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On Our Fascination with Royalty

GUEST COLUMN

Ken Russell

April 1990

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Children and Media Violence

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

April 1988

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A Religious Revival?

CHRIST AND NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

July-August 1987

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The Triumph of Lust

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

June 1987

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