Jerry Salyer

Jerry D. Salyer writes from Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • Society & Culture
    June 2019

    Let’s Stop Equating Slavery and Abortion

    Frequently, pro-life leaders draw a parallel between slavery and abortion. “You Say Abortion Is Legal? The Supreme Court Also Legalized Slavery,” reads one popular bumper sticker.

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  • Nationalism: More to Learn
    March 2019

    Nationalism: More to Learn

    However much they may enjoy watching Captain von Trapp sing “Edelweiss” in The Sound of Music, most Catholic intellectuals nowadays are squeamish about delving too deeply into the production’s historical background.

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  • Correspondence
    February 2018

    What Mean Ye By These Stones?

    Pro-slavery or no, a single one of Fitzhugh’s works is easily worth all the publications of a dozen 21st-century mainstream conservatives—neo-or crunchy. Who believes that modern man is so enlightened that he has nothing to learn from Fitzhugh, Morgan, Mastern, or Bottom, just because they were “on the wrong side of history”?

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  • Correspondence
    October 2017

    Leftists, Creationists, and Useful Idiots

    Not everyone here in the Bluegrass State was delighted by the 2007 opening of the Creation Museum in Boone County. “There’s been such a push in recent years to improve science education,” a representative of the Kentucky Paleontology Society gloomily observed, yet creationism “still hangs around.”

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  • War on Louisville—or War on Kentucky?
    May 2017

    War on Louisville—or War on Kentucky?

    In one corner, there is Kentucky’s upbeat governor, whose attractive wife, five biological children, and four adopted children compose a family too large to fit into the traditional governor’s mansion.

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