Why Satanism Is Now Center Stage in the Culture War


The religious right has often been looked down upon by many Americans involved in the political scene. For them, it shouldn’t exist. According to the secular liberal tradition, the public square is supposed to be value-neutral. Any religious intrusion into political matters is to be discouraged. The secular left is especially fearful of mixing politics … Read more

Y’all Want Some Caviar?

American Caviar … Only in America Caviar is arguably one of the finest things to please the palate of food connoisseurs. Harvested from the prehistoric sturgeon, a fish found more commonly in the Caspian and Black Seas, it was once considered to be something coming solely from countries like Iran and Russia. For years now, … Read more

A New Invasion Threatens Europe…and They Aren’t Immigrants

Hordes of people are descending on Europe, destroying local cultures and straining infrastructure. They are descending upon picturesque villages and public squares. Locals are moving out. Some might think that this invasion refers to the immigration crisis. However, these new invaders do not stay. Unlike conquering Caesar, they come, they see, and they leave. They … Read more

Why Is Prosperity No Longer Good for Babies?

When times are good, families generally have more babies. This is the trend in modern times. Good times generate more good times. The fertility rate of women of all ages goes up. Demand increases and nations enjoy increased prosperity. However, today the scenario is dismally different. The economy is booming as never before. Unemployment is … Read more

When the Dark Screams of Death Metal Corrode the Culture

Return to Order When the Dark Screams of Death Metal Corrode the Culture

Extreme Noise Terror, Pungent Stench and Pestilence are all disagreeable topics of conversation for most people. They should be avoided in polite company. However, these repugnant things enjoy some favor in today’s postmodern society. The three topics are actually the names of death metal bands casually mentioned in a recent newspaper article. These names are … Read more

Why Are Young People Killing Young People?

Return to Order Why Are Young People Killing Young People?

In the marches, walkouts and debates over gun violence, young people claim to be victims. Some even say they are the only valid, even prophetic voice speaking out. However, one question goes unanswered: Why are young people killing other young people? There is so much talk about the responsibility of bad politicians, National Rifle Association … Read more

The Apples-and-Oranges Debate over Tariffs

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As I watch the debate over tariffs, I can’t help but feel the two sides are not speaking the same language. They are talking apples and oranges. One side is concerned only about money while the other side deals with social impact. I don’t think this apples and oranges debate can be reduced to which … Read more

One of the Best Definitions of Authority Ever

Return to Order One of the Best Definitions of Authority Ever

All too often, authority is seen as a kind of tyranny where the will of one person is imposed upon others. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The following definition of authority is refreshing and accurate. “Authority is not a power which is imposed upon a community from the outside; it rests upon the … Read more

Japanese Housing: When a Culture Fades Away

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They are called minka, a Japanese word that means “people’s houses.” Minka are enchanting handcrafted country homes scattered across the Japanese countryside. Before World War II, these were indeed the people’s houses, reflecting ancient traditions and natural lifestyles. Most minka consists of heavy pine rafters with slender bamboo cross beams. Typical characteristics are long windows, … Read more

Regional Foods Express Local Culture

Return to Order Regional Foods Express Local Culture

Regional varieties of foods flourished and a very wide range of flavors could be distinguished before the standardization of so many food commodities. Return to Order Now Available in Audiobook Local consumers might, for example, enjoy the subtle differences of flavor between grass butter and hay butter or May cheese and Michaelmas cheese which could … Read more