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Dispatches From Exile

"At the juncture of politics, history, theology, and the arts"

Book Excerpt: The Debilitating Effect of Fact Denial

Fact denial is the motive engine of the Trumpist movement in the United States. Many people believe Mr. Trump's incessant lying manifests a character flaw, or perhaps mental illness. Others think it represents a strategy; that Trump is playing "4-D chess." There is...

Daily Defiance: Give me Liberty!

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" Speech To...