Our national music awards are named for a bureaucrat.
…the 21st century will be remembered for a terrible war…
As a stuffy Presbyterian, I’m a bit suspicious of pursuing the whole ‘religious experience’ thing—even Jonathan Edwards channeled through Piper makes me a bit edgy—but there’s been an interesting series of posts on the topic between Rod Dreher, Damon Linker, Ross Douthat, Noah Millman and a few others. Fortunately, Jake Meador at Mere Orthodoxy has gone to the trouble of putting the conversation into one nice, if lengthy, package.
Steve Sailer on land and sea powers:
In the American mind, land powers are seen as militarist, brooding, and no fun: Sparta, Prussia, the Soviet Union, and now Putin’s Russia. In contrast, sea powers are the good guys, the cool kids: Athens, Holland, England, and America.
The rest, here.