Articles by Anna Farrow
By Anna Farrow
July 28, 2021
In her review of a 2021 book by British journalist Laura Dodsworth, Anna Farrow highlights disturbing evidence of governments using our primal panic response to push pandemic policies.
The Star’s Susan Delacourt remarks that the role the Impact Unit played in Canada’s Covid messaging is a “social-science experiment” one that “may have given government clues on how to modify citizen’s behaviour for other big global issues – such as climate change, for instance Dodsworth asserts the government “weaponised” fear and, indeed, weaponized behavioural psychology A State of Fear also raises the "why" question – to what end was this campaign directed? Dodsworth does not think it was only about handling COVID It is a book that asks important questions about the negative, long term effects of a campaign of fear deliberately conducted by the government
April 21, 2017
Earlier this month, Convivium featured a review by John O’Brien, S.J. of Rod Dreher’s disputatious new book The Benedict Option. Today, readers respond both to O'Brien's piece and the conversation that Dreher has opened within the contemporary faith community.
But O’Brien, she says, gets it right when he corrects Dreher’s error in relying on only one saint – Saint Benedict – rather than on the communion of saints that is essential to the faith of all Creedal Christians O'Brien helpfully reminds us that Benedictine monasticism itself had varying relationsh...