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A Cheikh’s Summary of Israeli-Lebanese Relations

Cheikh Malek el-Khazen here explains Israeli-Lebanese relations. He is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. What is the general Lebanese opinion on Israel? Officially, Lebanon is at a state of war against Israel. Currently, the borders

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6 Quotes from Judge Feldman’s Ruling on Marriage

Here are six excerpts from Judge Martin L. C. Feldman‘s landmark ruling against same-sex civil marriage in Robicheaux, et al. v. Caldwell. “The Court first takes up the most hefty constitutional issue: Equal Protection. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution commands

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Posted in Current, Politics

Libertarians and Catholicism

I have argued before that, in their fullest, libertarianism and Catholicism are incompatible — but to what degree are they so? Leaders of the libertarian movement have certainly said silly, anti-Catholic things. Ludwig von Mises, for example, compared Christ to

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Posted in Current, Economics, Politics

An Interview with Cheikh Malek el-Khazen

Cheikh Malek el-Khazen is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. He is also the founder of the Khazen Foundation and Khazen.org. He was kind enough to grant me an interview. Could you tell us a little

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Posted in Historical, Politics

Why Everyone Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

The arguments in favor of same-sex civil marriage are well known. Thrown into the ring are the buzzwords of “equality” and “discrimination”. So the typical argument goes: Discrimination is bad, and equality is good, so our government should give homosexual

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Posted in Culture, Current, Politics

Anti-Catholicism in America

In this episode, I briefly detail the long history of anti-Catholicism in the Protestant United States of America. (Cited letters available here.) (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Culture, Historical, Politics, Radio

The Crusades

In this episode, I set out to explain and detail the Crusades in both their historical and their modern context. Covered are the origins, saints, piety, and confusion surrounding the events. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Historical, Politics, Radio

Patriotism vs. Nationalism

In this episode, I define “patriotism” and “nationalism”. The terms, in Catholicism, are quite different: one falls under virtue, and the other falls under disorder. I herein seek to offer the (simplified) Catholic worldview on government and politics, in the

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Posted in Culture, Politics, Radio

The Libertarian Heresy

In this show, I explain why libertarianism, while notable for setting out to shrink bloated government and return things to their simplest level (subsidiarity), can be difficult to fit into the paradigm of Catholic social teaching. I offer clear examples of

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