CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Why Bother?

Jul 11, 2006

It goes without saying that there are plenty of people who dislike the work I am involved in. Strong criticism comes from all the usual suspects: the various lobby groups, secular humanists, civil libertarians, radical feminists, etc. Such flak goes

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Christianity and Partisan Politics

Jun 1, 2006

A reader of this site posted a comment in which he (rightly, I believe) questioned whether I am correct to align myself with more-or-less the conservative side of politics. I replied to his comment with a comment of my own,

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A review of The West and the Rest. By Roger Scruton.

Sep 21, 2005

Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2002.

Roger Scruton is one of England’s best conservative writers and philosophers. He is the author of several important volumes, and for many years edited The Salisbury Review. His numerous articles and books on philosophy, politics,

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What is Wrong with a Bill of Rights?

Aug 7, 2005

The Victorian Government is currently holding a public inquiry as to whether a Charter of Human Rights (or a Bill of Human Rights) should be introduced in Victoria. The Government says it is “interested in a model similar to that

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Whose Interests are Being Served?

May 17, 2005

A new government paper on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is a great example of how taxpayers are being fleeced while activist agendas are being pursued. The position paper, just released by the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC), says a lot

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A review of The Long March. By Roger Kimball.

Sep 29, 2004

Encounter Books, 2000.

In many ways the cultural revolution of the 60s has been as influential and momentous as other great social upheavals, such as the Industrial, French or Russian revolutions. All have left a lasting impact, and we still

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The Need for Christian Leadership

Jun 24, 2004

We live in dark times. And in dark times, there is a pressing need to have leadership that offers a way out of the darkness. In difficult times the need for wise and strong leadership is all the more pressing.

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Whose Voice Should be Heard?

Jun 9, 2004

In 1984 the American social commentator Richard John Neuhaus wrote an incisive book entitled The Naked Public Square. In it he argued that in the past few decades there has been an attempt to squeeze out those with a

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Parents in Crisis

Jan 28, 2004

Mark Latham is partly right: there is a parenting crisis, but not exactly of the sort he envisages. Yes, children do seem to be more unruly and parenting is becoming more difficult and demanding, but a large part of the

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Targetting Believers

Jan 11, 2004

The Greens, along with the Democrats, are among the most supportive of the homosexual agenda, with Labor not far behind. Thus religious folk in general, and Christians in particular, need to be aware of what these parties are up to.

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Gay Rights and Wrongs

Jan 7, 2004

A Latham-led government would introduce sweeping changes to give homosexuals special rights and privileges, according to Robert McClelland, the former shadow attorney-general. The Labor pledge to radically overhaul existing laws and policies to give gays special benefits is part of

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