Amish is the new counter-culture

Ross Douthat, a columnist for the New York Times, published a short article pushing a “technology-driven hypothesis” for the apparent decline in youth of¬†various immoral behaviors over the past few decades. The basic idea is extremely simple. Instead of studying how digital media “affect” our values and rituals, we should pay attention to how they […]

5 Myths About the Amish

A recent Huffington Post article purports to dispel 5 myths about the Amish. In addition to denying the existence of an ‘Amish Mafia’, one of the myths dispelled is that the Amish are luddites: Because they don’t have television or Internet in their homes or Volvos or even pickup trucks in their driveways, the Amish […]

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