Articles and Posts by Jerry-salyer:
Where the Demons Dwell: The Antichrist Right(254)
Those blissfully ignorant of right-wing soap opera will have never noticed the Antichrist Right, a loose coalition of writers who regard the Church as the worst thing that ever happened to Western civilization. One proposed remedy for the Christian plague is a revival of paganism.
The Crunchy-Con Menace(53)
I hardly agree with agrarian poet & essayist Wendell Berry on every question. For example, he espouses pacifism—a creed I regard as indirectly contributing to America’s irresponsible imperialism rather than as a potential solution. A somewhat idiosyncratic Protestant, Mr. Berry seems dubious at times of what he calls “organized Christianity”, whereas I am a dogmatic if somewhat ecumenical Catholic. Nor do I go so far as Mr. Berry in his skepticism regarding material progress and technological innovation. To my mind the inventive impulse is, like art, an expression of Man’s status as an image and likeness of his Creator.