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The Problem of Evil

Americans of all political and religious stripes agree the attacks of September 11, 2001 were acts of evil. But many of us disagree about what the word “evil” represents. Is …

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Lewis and Clark and Native Americans

The first Americans to cross the continent knew less about their destination than the first men who landed on the moon. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William …

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Monacans and Melungeons: Forgotten People in Virginia

Until recent years, Virginia’s Indian culture was kept invisible. But now the Monacan Indians are experiencing a cultural rebirth, aided by archeological discoveries that shed light on the lives of …

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Why Religion?

Karl Marx considered it the “opiate of the masses.” But for countless others it is a source of strength and lends a dignity to otherwise impoverished lives. Religion professor Susan Kwilecki …

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Consumed by Sprawl

With suburban sprawl primed for debate as an issue in the 2000 Presidential campaign, we contemplate the future of managed growth in the Old Dominion. Can Virginia learn from growth …

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Male Call: Domestic Violence and Post-modern Man

As physical prowess and other traditional “macho” attributes continue to take a backseat to intellect, what defines the post-modern man? And is he less likely to engage in domestic violence, …

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Replay: By Definition: The Virginia Racial Integrity Act of 1924

Passed at the height of the Eugenics Movement, the Virginia Racial Integrity Act proclaimed the existence of only two racial categories in Virginia – “colored” and “white.” This law effectively …

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By Definition: The Virginia Racial Integrity Act of 1924

Passed at the height of the Eugenics Movement, the Racial Integrity Act proclaimed the existence of only two racial categories in Virginia—”colored” and white. The law stripped Native Americans and …

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