Saturday, 22 November 2008

What's out there

Just a few things that recently caught my eye.

The headline in Friday's Guardian 2025: The End of U.S. Dominance was certainly eye-catching. The article covered a paper published in the U.S. by the National Intelligence Council which paints a picture of an increasingly fragmented world in which the U.S. doesn't retain the ability it has had for the last seventy or so years to influence the shape and direction of international affairs. You can read the full report here

Discovered The Spectator online. Took a look at Melanie Phillips' blog where I found an article entitled The Barbarism of Ideologues. It is the kind of hard-hitting stuff you would expect from Melanie Phillips, but I think her analysis of how our society has developed (declined?) is compelling and not a million miles from the truth.

On the ecclesiastical front J. Lee Grady has a sobering article about Charismatic Meltdown. This is must reading. We simply must realise how badly things can go wrong when we compromise on our fundamental beliefs. And in the same vein, take a look at Adrian Warnock's posts on the atonement - he's at the top of my blog list.

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