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The Women of Iran

Neda Agha Soltan 1982-2009 Neda Agha Soltan, an Iranian student, was attending a protest in Tehran today when she was shot in the chest by a Basij militiaman.  Her death was captured in a shocking video that has now been … Continue reading

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A New Birth of Outrage

“Where’s the outrage?” the virtuous and moral Bill Bennett famously asked in his 1999 book, The Death of Outrage.  Well, outrage is back, but I don’t think it’s what Mr. Bennett had in mind when he documented the moral failures … Continue reading

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Grace in territory held largely by the devil

This week at Salon.com, Allen Barra has published a review of a new biography of Flannery O’Connor.  My first encounter with O’Connor was as a freshman English major in college, when I read “A Good Man is Hard to Find” … Continue reading

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