My Other Favorite Blog . . .

Is The American Scene, written primarily by Ross Douthat of The Atlantic Monthly. Ross just has an endlessly interesting grab bag of topics that typically hit my sweet spot of Christianity, politics, law, etc.

His latest entry is a very good discussion of whether the Narnia stories are actually allegory, which they are typically assumed to be. If you like Narnia or discussions of literary genre, you should check it out.

4 thoughts on “My Other Favorite Blog . . .

  1. Ross Douthat is great. I’ve always enjoyed his clear, lucid writing in The Atlantic. I had no idea he had a blog. Thanks for the link!

  2. Hmmm. Interesting comment on the blog, from a certain j mct:

    Which leads me to an obvious cultural fact about the present day world that is what I came away with from this article, not that all the stuff Mr. Douhat and Mr. Millman mention isn’t interesting, because it is. Very few people claim to understand quantum mechanics or how their furnaces work who don’t actually understand quantum mechanics or how their furnaces work. Christianity is very different. No body of thought about anything has such a enormous gap between what people think they know about it and what they actually do know about it as Christianity. It’s not just secular intellectuals either, even if he has read lots of papal encyclicals, the religion on display at is pretty much unique to Andrew Sullivan, and Mr. Sullivan seems blissfully unaware of it.

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