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Weekly Digest: After Dobbs
Welcome to my weekly digest for July 8, 2022.
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New Content and Media Mentions
Another writer for Governing magazine mentioned my recent column on cultural threats.
New this week:
Why men tune into online gurus instead of the church. An example from the manosphere of the practical insight and advice drawing men to online authority figures instead of the traditional institutions of society.
A lesson in how the left operates (Subscriber Only). I examine a case in Grand Rapids to illustrate a classic approach of the American left in trying to establish facts on the ground to advance their cause.
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Best of the Web
Revolver News look at the pro-life movement’s formula for success, and its lessons for other fights.
NYT: Who will help care for Texas’ post-Roe babies? This article actually highlights ministries doing just that. The pictures in the article show the stakes of abortion. I wonder how many of even liberal NYT readers will see the pictures of that newborn and say that it would be better for him to be dead?
NYT: China Offers Women Perks for Having Babies. Single Moms Don’t Qualify - Unlike the United States, which actively subsidizes single motherhood, China is directing its child subsidies to intact families. Undoubtedly there’s a need to support lower income single mothers, but the US system could do much more to reward people who do the right thing.
Stephen Wolfe writes a piece on the classically Reformed view of civil law. It’s part of a symposium on theonomy. I appreciate that Wolfe has studied the literature, writes clearly, defines terms, and makes logical arguments. These are all qualities many of his critics don’t possess.
Current Affairs: The Dangerous Populist Science of Yuval Noah Harari