June 8, 2003 Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor) By NIALL FERGUSON XFORD, England â€” It was almost a century ago that the German sociologist Max Weber published his influential essay “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.” In it, Weber argued that modern capitalism was “born from the spirit of Christian… Continue reading Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor)
The United States of America though young by historical standards, is still one of the oldest democracies (an aside: in truth, we are actually a representative democracy. Read that “Republic”) in the world. I won’t say absolutely the oldest, but it’s close. As a country with such a standing in the annals of history, it… Continue reading Whose Freedom Is It?
Reprinted from NewsMax.com Is ‘Mainstream Christianity’ Morally Relevant Right Now? Tom Marsland Thursday, March 20, 2003 Pope John Paul II recently condemned America and Great Britain’s “alliance of the willing” for wanting to liberate the Iraqi people and stop Hussein’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Clearly, Pope John Paul II is a decent… Continue reading Moral Relevency of Mainstream Christianity
“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save… Continue reading Choose Your Evil
The Amen Corner: Secular fundamentalists howl about Bush’s faith-based initiative.