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Robert L. Kehoe III

Robert L. Kehoe III lives in Madison and is an editor at The Point.

Escaping the Dire Hose

A few years ago I spoke with Alan Jacobs about his book, The Year of Our Lord, 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis. A […]

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When the Ship Has Sailed

Years ago, Alan Jacobs was a professor of mine at Wheaton College, teaching everything from the Iliad and Paradise Lost to Michel Foucault and Stanley Fish.

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Unexceptional Goals

For those of us growing up at the tail end of the twentieth century in the United States, football was something performed by Joe Montana, Bruce Smith, John Elway and Walter Payton.

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What Something Is

Hans-Georg Gadamer was born on February 11, 1900, the same year that Friedrich Nietzsche died and 250 years (to the day) after the death of René Descartes.

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Accounting for Tradition

Philip Gorski is a professor of sociology at Yale University, where he is the co-director of the Center for Comparative Research and the Religion and Politics Colloquium at the Yale MacMillan Center.

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What We Despise

I went to college in a pristine picket-fence suburb, just west of Chicago.

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Federer as Crisis of Faith?

Growing up I was good enough at sports to be caricatured as a standard jock, with little to offer the world but a form of […]

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Hunger Games

Throughout an unlikely championship run in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, they called themselves the “Hungry Huskies.” Leading the way for the University of […]

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The Simmons Affair

ESPN is big. For children of the baby boomers, it’s so big we can hardly imagine life without it. In the same way Apple, Google, […]

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No stranger to the lure of profits or excessive extremes, Armstrong and his myth thrived. But as the excavation of the demythologized narrative continues, it has become abundantly clear that the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong is not simply a story of one man’s moral failures.

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