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Month: January 2022

The Education of Henry Adams (2) – Not All Hatred is Wrong

Henry Adams was from the north and his family was strongly and prominently in support of abolition. At around the age of twelve Adams travelled to Washington D.C. and witnessed slavery first-hand for the first time in his life. This is how he described the experience (note: throughout this book he refers to himself in …

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The Education of Henry Adams (1) – Deconstructionism is not Enough

Henry Adams was the grandson of John Quincy Adams and the great-grandson of John Adams. In addition to his family pedigree, Henry Adams was a prominent figure in his own right. As a young man he took part in a diplomatic mission to England that helped keep England from allying herself with the southern Confederacy …

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How (Not) To Be Secular (7) – The Shortcomings of Secularism

In sum, though secularism seems self-assured and confident, it is rife with weaknesses. 1) Secularism has been assumed, not proven. We need to remember that the view of reality that secularists take for granted is simply a view they have constructed—it is not clear and obvious. The “immanent frame”, the idea that the only things …

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