America the Tragic

By |2014-01-19T10:52:02-05:00April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Civil Society, Education, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Terrorism|Tags: |

Why is it that we are once again reading about students from a large American university perpetuating acts of mass violence? Why are we reading about immigrants lashing out at the country that gave them so much good? While it does seem highly likely that the Boston terrorists were Islamicist radicals given their Chechen [...]

The Problem of Modernity & the Boston Marathon Bombing

By |2017-09-05T23:06:28-05:00April 22nd, 2013|Categories: Culture, Mark Malvasi, Modernity|Tags: |

“The worst lies,” declared the French writer Georges Bernanos, “are problems wrongly stated.“ How applicable that observation is to so many concerns at present, not least the tragic events that took place in Boston. The chatter that fills the airwaves with speculation about the ideology that motivated two young men to detonate bombs on [...]