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Retroactive: This Week in Ordinary Times

Retroactive: This Week in Ordinary Times

Retroactive is a #ICYMI listing of all the great reading from the week that was. Ordinary Times is a group endeavor to explore and illuminate culture, with the word “culture” interpreted broadly. Here, you will find discussions of politics and law, art and sports, family and faith, laughter and grief, food and fiction.Retroactive is a #ICYMI listing of all the great reading from the week that was. Ordinary Times is a group endeavor to explore and illuminate culture, with the word “culture” interpreted broadly. Here, you will find discussions of politics and law, art and sports, family and faith, laughter and grief, food and fiction.

Enhanced Pat-Down

My deposition ended in just enough time for me to catch an earlier flight back home than scheduled. But my suit today has all the metal parts: suspenders and tie bar and cuff links so I set off the metal detector. That meant I could either wrestle out of my suspenders or get a pat…

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On behalf of the League, we’d like to invite everyone and anyone to subscribe to our weekly update, The Retroactive Table of Contents. Each week the League publishes between thirty and forty political editorials, cultural musings, arts and entertainment reviews, philosophical ponderings, personal essays and a whole lot more.  Most of these are short or…

History Thursday

I aggregate so you don’t have to: From The Dreyfus Affair to the Eiffel Tower, the conflict between Church and State in late 19th century France; remembering the Berlin Airlift, 1948-49; Christopher Hitchens reviews Wolf Hall, a novel of Henry VIII and the English Reformation; ‘6os German radicalism in the shadow of the Holocaust, and…

around the web on May 20th

Paul Romer envisions Hong Kong like city-states for developing countries. Stephen Walt discusses realism and tolerance, using DODT as a leaping point. Eric Brown and Darwin Catholic discuss bioethics, health care, and Catholic teaching at The American Catholic. Shafeen Chanaria wants kids to be exposed to the real world from a young age.