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Holier than Them

Holier than Them

My friend, the inestimable Robert George, likes to ask his college students how many of them, if they lived in the South before the Civil War, would have opposed slavery. They all raise their hands. “Bless their hearts,” says he, and then he advises them

How Holocaust Denial Has Changed

How Holocaust Denial Has Changed

The Holocaust historian whose real-life experience inspired the new movie Denial discusses how today’s world fosters conspiracy theorists If you want evidence that Holocaust denial remains an active problem, says historian Deborah E. Lipstadt, just check out the YouTube comments on the trailers for the

Unexpected American Catholics

Unexpected American Catholics

Of the 56 men who voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence, only one, Charles Carroll of Maryland, was Catholic. Of the approximately 3 million people in America at the time of the Revolution, only 1% of the population was Catholic. It wasn’t until the