Human Exceptionalism

Still Time to Participate in FT Fundraiser for Blogs

The First Things fund raiser to help pay for the technical support it provides gratis to the several FT blogs, continues.  It is seeking to raise funds in a way that offers real value for the buck.  If you go to this link, you can subscribe to First Things magazine for only $19.95 a year.  The promo code for this offer is “SHS.” That’s half off the usual subscription rate, a real value for very little money–one might even call it a bargain and a half!  Anyone who just wants to make a small (or large) donation without (or in addition to) subscribing, can hit this link.

Again, none of the money raised goes to me.  Thanks.

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