Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze. – Carl Sagan The human collective has in the last several years transitioned into a new s…
A friend wrote me about her dilemma. She owns a company employing hundreds of people and is a staunch critic of that-which-shall-not-be-named. She said…
All right everyone, I said was going to expand beyond formal essays here on Substack, so here are some reflections on things I’ve been reading, hearing…
Let’s say I’m addicted to prescription pain-killers. You are my concerned friend. “Charles,” you say, “you’ve really got to get off this medication. It…
Moving Beyond Redemptive Violence
Part 3-and-a-half of the Girard series
My son Philip is 16 years old. A few days ago we had a deep conversation about the future, about which he was feeling a persistent anxiety. Afterwards,…
Reality is not a given. – Orland Bishop In a conversation with a friend yesterday the question arose, “What are we to expect to happen in the next deca…
Dear readers, I seem to have migrated my writing to Substack. It’s given me a chance to rethink what I write and how much of it to share. For years now…
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(A standalone Part 3 of a series. Part 1, Part 2) Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred. – Jos…