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PowerLinks 05.13.14

Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote, to Fight Boko Haram With $2.3B Investment in Northern Nigeria Leonardo Blair, The Christian Post Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man and the world’s 24th richest person, with an estimated net worth of $24.5 billion according to Forbes, plans to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria with a $2.3 billion investment in the rice and sugar industries. Continue Reading...

Want To Change A Nation? Give A Girl A Book

I don’t know any terrorists, but they seem to be very fearful people. They are afraid of new ideas, other religions, air strikes, and bathing. Nicholas Kristof, of The New York Times, says that what terrorists are really afraid of are educated women. Continue Reading...

Tolkien, Hobbits, Hippies and War

Jay Richards and I have an Ignatius Press book on Tolkien’s commitment to freedom coming out soon, so we’ve been following developments in the Hobbit film trilogy more closely than we might otherwise. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.12.14

The Danger of Disregarding Natural Law in Orthodox Christian Theology Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Preachers Institute Popular morality in current American culture is heavily in debt to both the Nominalism of the Late Middle Ages and the Voluntarism of the Enlightenment. Continue Reading...