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There It Is — Take It

Burt Likko celebrates the history of a city that seems all too frequently to act as though it had none, on the centennial anniversary of an important, oft-overlooked event. In the beginning was a ditch…

On Ross Douthat, More Children, and Less Decadence

Decadence: “moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury”—Oxford English Dictionary Online.  Douthat tries to rebut critics of his Sunday column. The original article is full of dubious claims and ill-considered connections, as is Douthat’s prerogative as a newspaper columnist. But in following up on his earlier meditations on modernity…