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The Ezra Klein Show - Rod Dreher on America’s post-Christian culture war [CORRECTED] | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts
Ezra Klein talks with Rod Dreher about religious right, religious liberty, and the sense of persecution for those on the religious right. In the process they talk about immigration, poverty, and other areas where religious right differs.
Catholic  culture  christians  Immigration  religiousFreedom  podcasts  klein  dreher 
6 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Liberals and Catholic Hospitals - NYTimes.com
Drum asks us to envision a Muslim-run hospital that required its employees to bind themselves to Shariah law. But the analogy is hopelessly flawed, because the typical Catholic hospital doesn’t require its employees to follow Catholic doctrine in their personal lives — on sexual matters or anything else. The Church isn’t asking for the right to fire an employee for missing Mass on Sunday or for coveting his neighbor’s wife. It just doesn’t want its institutions to be legally required to pay for acts that it considers immoral, as the price of running hospitals at all. (Or to pay for them directly, since obviously an employee could use their paycheck to buy any produce or service they so chose.) This isn’t the equivalent of a hypothetical Muslim hospital demanding, say, that all its employees permanently abstain from pork and alcohol and premarital sex. It’s the equivalent of a hypothetical Muslim hospital declining to stock Playboy in its gift shop, or serve pork and alcohol in its cafe
sidebar  douthat  dreher  mcardle  drum  moralissues  abortion  charity  catholic 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
'Acting White:' Stuart Buck interview (end) - Rod Dreher
"What can be done going forward? I have no magic bullet or panacea to offer here. Changing cultural attitudes is hard work, and one of the main points of my book is that the best-intentioned governmental efforts may affect cultural attitudes in ways that no one anticipated. Still, I do suggest one idea that I think has some promise: eliminate individual grades, and let students compete against other schools in academic competitions.

This idea is far from original. Rather, it comes from the eminent sociologist James Coleman. Coleman observed the striking fact that while students regularly cheer for their school's football or basketball team, they will poke fun or jeer at other students who study too hard or who are too eager in class: "the boy who goes all-out scholastically is scorned and rebuked for working too hard; the athlete who fails to go all-out is scorned and rebuked for not giving his all."
education  race  history  books  buck  dreher  sidebar 
may 2010 by HispanicPundit
'Acting White': Stuart Buck interview - Rod Dreher
"The answer, writes Stuart Buck in this frank and thoroughly researched book, lies in the complex history of desegregation. Although it arose from noble impulses and was to the overall benefit of the nation, racial desegegration was often implemented in a way that was devastating to black communities. It frequently destroyed black schools, reduced the numbers of black principals who could serve as role models, and made school a strange and uncomfortable environment for black children, a place many viewed as quintessentially "white.""
race  education  civil-rights  history  blacks  books  buck  dreher  sidebar 
may 2010 by HispanicPundit

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