Links for 10/06/15

At Politico, the long, astonishingly silly, shadow of Norman Vincent Peale extends to Donald Trump. The author unaccountably leaves out the fact that NVP was a leading Nativist of his day, virulently anti-Catholic, and opposed the candidacy of John F. Kennedy on those grounds, all of which may have something to do with Trump's nativism. The only good thing to be said about NVP's nativism was that it provoked one of the all-time best put downs in US political history when Adlai Stevenson responded to Peale's attacks on Kennedy saying, "I find the teaching of St. Paul appealing and the teaching of Rev, Peale appalling." 

What's wrong with modern, techno culture? This.

Our next big fight will be the effort to force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions. This is an "all hands on deck" fight. And, this essay by Arthur Caplan shows what we are up against. The thinking is shoddy, but that does not mean it won't be effective.

 


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