Monthly Archives: January 2022

Cycles of Coercion at BYU

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BYU announced that newly hired LDS employees must hold a temple recommend— Thursday, 27 January 2022 An essay included in my forthcoming book with By Common Consent Press (mid-February 2022) responded to the announcement by Merrill Bateman (8 February 1996) … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of the SLAPP Suit

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Last week the perpetrators of Lake Restoration Solutions filed a SLAPP suit against my son Ben for his advocacy against their plan to dredge Utah Lake and to build islands eventually inhabited by up to 500,000 people. Should the development … Continue reading

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Eugene England: Intellectual History as Essential Biography

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Two days ago, Kristine Haglund’s Eugene England: A Mormon Liberal was finally delivered (I preordered it in April); the next morning at 9:15 I finished reading the book. The forward to the volume promises an exploration of the work of one of … Continue reading

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Frank McEntire’s “And No Birds Sing”

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A couple of weeks ago Alex C. and I drove to Salt Lake to see Frank’s latest show at the Nox Gallery, its title inspired by chapter 8 of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring, the chapter’s own title drawn from … Continue reading

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