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What kind of tyranny?

February 3, 2021 James Kalb 8

Reciprocity, the idea that relationships go both ways, is a bedrock social principle. Reciprocity doesn’t require equality—I’m not equal to John Roberts or the cop who tickets me for double parking—but it does require mutual […]

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Identity and Catholicism

January 1, 2021 James Kalb 14

Identity pervades Catholic thought. Things are what they are, and that doesn’t change when our way of thinking changes. A human being is either male or female, and whichever it is stays that way. Similarly, […]

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Wokeness and Catholicism

December 2, 2020 James Kalb 30

Many people have noted that “woke” ideology, which views inequality as an intolerable evil caused by pervasive racism, sexism, homophobia, and the like, has a religious quality: it defines good and evil, explains life and […]