Author Archives: Jim Langcuster

About Jim Langcuster

A Southern late-Baby Boomer whose post-retirement focus is on building a post-racial, post-Confederate Southern regional identity. If the election of 2016 underscored one thing, it is that this country is intractably divided and that radical devolution of power to localities and states is the only way to save the American Union.

Lessons from an Aging High School Cheerleader

A perversely interesting article in the Daily Mail about the frustrations of attractive, middle-aged women struggling to date prompted some reflection on why I was ecstatically, almost deliriously happy when I finally slipped the engagement ring onto the finger of … Continue reading

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The Reinvention of England

A generation ago, English journalist and columnist Simon Heffer wrote a splendid book titled “Nor Shall My Sword,” about the resurgence of English nationalism that likely would follow in the wake of Scottish and Welsh nationalism. Granted, English identity is … Continue reading

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Britain’s Gorbachev Moment

It seems that Great Britain is arguably at the same place the decaying Soviet Union was almost 30 years ago: Either it finds a way – a constitutional mechanism – for devolving power back to the four historic British nations … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence and Spirituality: A Permeable Boundary?

I watched the 2013 movie “Her” for the second time last night. It underscores how there really is – conceivably, at least – a deep spirituality associated with Artificial Intelligence. The plot deals with an introverted and deeply emotionally scarred … Continue reading

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Just Who Are “They”?

Am I the only one who discerns the totalitarian undertones of this video – a Black Lives Matter response to Dana Loesch’s recent NRA announcement? For starters, the narrator purports to embrace the First Amendment while calling on the NRA … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Britain and and Her Imperial Legacy on American Independence Day

There a famous quote by author E.M. Delafield: “Most Englishmen are convinced that God is an Englishman, probably educated at Eton.” Actually, there is more than a grain of truth in her observation. As surveys consistently affirm, Great Britain, despite … Continue reading

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The Great Evangelical Christian Impasse

I think that I’ve mentioned before in this forum that a relative took me on a tour of his church’s newly constructed “praise center” roughly a decade or so ago. I had been removed from my childhood evangelical faith for … Continue reading

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