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81%  
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  • Gramsci's Grand Plan

    01/15/2003 3:04:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies · 6,985+ views
    The New American ^ | July 5, 1999 | Fr. James Thornton
    One of the most interesting aspects of the study of history is that very often men born in the most humble of circumstances nevertheless rise up to affect the course of human history dramatically. They may be men of action or men of thought, yet in either case their activities can father tremendous changes across the years. Antonio Gramsci was both a man of action and thought and, whatever the outcome of the events of the next several decades, he will almost certainly be reckoned by future historians to have been a remarkable figure. Born in obscurity on the island...
  • The Gift of Giving

    12/25/2008 12:52:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 522+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.19.08 | Fr. James Thornton
    The illustrious Christian writer C.S. Lewis could be unequivocally grumpy about certain contemporary Christmas customs, if we judge from his essays on the subject. For example, in his 1970 essay collection, God in the Dock, Lewis has two such articles, of which the better known is entitled "Xmas and Christmas," undoubtedly a masterpiece in the art of social commentary. Written in imitation of the style of ancient historians, and wittily subtitled "A Lost Chapter From Herodotus," Lewis takes note of the "strange" habits of the people of the remote island of "Niatirb" (Britain spelled backwards), which require every citizen utterly...