Category Archives: State

René Girard

I’ve heard a lot about René Girard for years and been intrigued, but had yet to get around to reading him.  I’m finally making my way through one of his books, and I love it.  I will now probably read … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, Myth, Religion, Rene Girard, Resurrection, State | 5 Comments

Fairy Tales

Great article here by William Cavanaugh. Fairy tales are alive and well. So much conventional wisdom is just that. The idea that “religion” is the cause of violence in the world now, or historically, is suspect to say the least. … Continue reading

Posted in Religion, secular, State, William T. Cavanaugh | 1 Comment

Still More on Violence and the State

James Smith has an interesting post here on the writings of Andrew Bacevich. We need to listen to someone like Bacevich. Some quotes: It’s also no mistake that Frank Rich cites Bacevich in his recent, stinging critique of Obama’s presidency. … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Bacevich, Militarism, State, Violence