New today: A likely story about the existence of God, Tocqueville on our national character, a poem by Brian Doyle
Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, and Matthias Grünewald (Lutheran calendar), Daniel G. C. Wu (Episcopal calendar), Marcellinus, Methodius, Raphael, David Blondel, Richard Rawlinson, Igor Stravinsky, Jacques Castérède
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A likely story, by Carol Zaleski. Each year I ask my students to devise arguments for God. They respond less like well diggers than like beachcombers, gathering bits of evidence.
If Tocqueville were alive, he would worry about our national character, by Sanford Kessler. if Tocqueville were alive today, he would be less concerned about Trump than about the nature of his supporters. Tocqueville considered America’s national character the best gauge of our political health.
“Sweeney’s,” a poem by Brian Doyle.
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Give me a moral disease, by Ryan Dueck.