Author: Zubair Simonson, OFS

The Great Triage: Donald Trump as a Presidential Paradox

The thing about any article concerning President Donald Trump is that that article is prone to outraging many of its readers, even if written in a deliberately neutral tone. An article that fails to sing high praises to our president will be interpreted by many as disheartening to the left. And an article that fails to vehemently denounce our president is perhaps more likely to be interpreted as praise, or even to have been written by “white supremacists,” as Ross Douthat and the New York Times recently learned. There is no dearth of opinionated judgments and emotional knee-jerk the...

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On Truth and the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

What would it look like if G.K. Chesterton and Jordan Peterson were to have a hypothetical debate on truth? Truth is a living thing. It is a living thing that comprehends each one of us, yet one that none of us, save for Christ Himself, has ever been able to fully comprehend, even with thousands upon thousands of years of discoveries, observations, and philosophical musings at our disposal. It is a living thing that carries on living, independent of whatever opinions any one of us may hold. There are many wise men and women throughout history who have insisted that...

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How Chesterton Led Me To The Catholic Church

“Have you ever read a book that changed your life?” Have you heard this question before?  I have.  I wonder how often it is the case that between the lines, the real question is: “can you name for me a book that will reinforce what I already profess?”There are in fact several books that have changed my own life, by which I mean I have been influenced to make important life decisions after having read them.  There is even one particular author who penned several of these books. I am a Catholic today.  Prior to 2012, I was a...

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