* Gary Banham discusses Rawls's account of autonomy
* Lin, Mehlman, Abney, Enhanced Warfighters: Risk, Ethics, and Policy (PDF)
* Evan Munsing, What Caeser Told His Centurions: Lessons of Classical Leadership and Discipline for a Post-Modern Military
* Rebecca Johnson discusses ethics and security in the age of social media.
* MrsD has an excellent post on the "True God from True God" phrase in the Creed.
* Matthew Walther discusses Brideshead Revisited.
* Rita Levi-Montalcini died this past Sunday. The Nobel Prize winner (in Physiology/Medicine) was 103. She was a remarkable woman, and her memoirs are quite interesting. Unable to pursue her research in Mussolini's Italy due to being ethnically Jewish, she started a secret laboratory in her house to continue it, and it became the nucleus of the work that would get her the Nobel Prize. That about sums her up -- she was that sort of person. Intellectually brilliant, with dramatic flair and iron will: she was cool-headed and passionate, elegant and courageous.
* The Thomas Friedman Op-Ed Generator
* "Letters of Note" recently had a post on Mark Twain and Santa Claus
* Ronald Knox's classic short work on impetratory or impetrative prayer, Bread or Stone. As Knox puts it, impetratory prayer is prayer "which is directed in the first instance, not towards the discipline of our own souls, or the enjoyment of union with God, but towards the obtaining of special favours from him, whether for ourselves or for others."
Also, his excellent Meditations on the Psalms