The Deeply Pessimistic Intellectual Roots of Black Lives Matter, the ‘1619 Project’ and Much Else in Woke America | National

Such arguments are no mere rhetorical flourishes; they are meant as indictments of the cultural software running in the background of the American way of life.

“Critical race theory questions the very foundations of the liberal order, including equality theory, legal reasoning, Enlightenment rationalism, and neutral principles of constitutional law,” states Delgado’s CRT book, originally published in 2001, updated in 2017 and now in its third edition, with sales approaching 100,000. “Think how that system applauds affording everyone equality of opportunity, but resists programs that assure equality of results, such as affirmative action at an elite college or university or efforts to equalize public school funding among districts in a region.”

Many of CRT’s opponents are traditional liberals dismayed that so many progressives are embracing critical race theory as if it were an improved model of liberalism, not its avowed enemy.

Some critical race theorists are ready to write off

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No, the Catholic intellectual tradition is not a thing of the past.

It is common to hear rumors that the Catholic academy has gone missing. This is better understood as a generational anthem of nostalgic discontent, projecting willful and often cynical ignorance. This past summer, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, I spent most of my time between two academic book projects for Routledge and Bloomsbury. In August, I read three recent books, published by M.I.T., Oxford and Princeton (all academic presses), during a short vacation.

These five books of my summer, while diverse, are united by a common biographical Catholicism, a trait all but one of the authors carries confessionally. These books are written for general and academic secular audiences and carry the peer-reviewed expertise of various fields of study, above all from philosophy. Nonetheless, each book carries real and even intimate signs of the church alive and at work. Together, they form a resounding counterfactual rebuke of the cottage industry reporting the

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The Deeply Pessimistic Intellectual Roots of Black Lives Matter, the ‘1619 Project’ and Much Else in Woke America | National News

Such arguments are no mere rhetorical flourishes; they are meant as indictments of the cultural software running in the background of the American way of life.

“Critical race theory questions the very foundations of the liberal order, including equality theory, legal reasoning, Enlightenment rationalism, and neutral principles of constitutional law,” states Delgado’s CRT book, originally published in 2001, updated in 2017 and now in its third edition, with sales approaching 100,000. “Think how that system applauds affording everyone equality of opportunity, but resists programs that assure equality of results, such as affirmative action at an elite college or university or efforts to equalize public school funding among districts in a region.”

Many of CRT’s opponents are traditional liberals dismayed that so many progressives are embracing critical race theory as if it were an improved model of liberalism, not its avowed enemy.

Some critical race theorists are ready to write off

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IPOPHL, PTTC collaborating on intellectual property education for MSMEs



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The country’s intellectual property office is working with the trade department to develop training programs for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) said in a press release on Friday that it is collaborating with the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) of the trade department to develop intellectual property education programs.

Through a memorandum of agreement signed on Sept. 18, IPOPHL will develop the training programs and course materials. The office will also train the trade department’s resource persons and increase intellectual property (IP) mentoring programs for MSMEs.

The PTTC will then use the intellectual property modules for its training programs.

IPOPHL said that having an intellectual property strategy will help businesses safeguard their rights, and help small businesses increase their attractiveness to investors.

“We see our advocacy in pushing for wider IP as effective in enhancing MSMEs’ competitiveness,

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