I am busy working on a few projects right now, so I haven’t had time to contribute anything of substance, but I did want to highlight a few pieces of good writing and thinking.
First off, and by far the most important, is this widely circulated piece by Victor Davis Hanson. You might think the fall of the West would be something that Liberals and Conservatives could work together to stop. That would require, though, Liberals not thinking that Conservatives were on the same moral plane (or lower!) as the aggressors in the Middle East.
Secondly, Terry Teachout highlights the decline of dance as an art form (as opposed to Swing and Ballroom) in American culture. Who knew that ballet used to hold a spot in the American consciousness?
Thirdly, Charlie Lehardy penned this essay on Johnny Unitas. Lehardy should have been the one to write the book–his essay is a beautiful and stirring piece of prose.
Finally, Keith Plummer highlights the tendentious and troubling nature of biopsychiatry, while expressing dismay at the lack of critical reflection about its use within the Christian community. I’d love to hear some of Mere-O’s excellent readers (and other posters!) chime in on the questions Plummer raises.