Author Archives: LM

Kosher Salt: On Jewish Humor

In City Journal, Stefan Kanfer reviews Jewish Comedy: A Serious History by Jeremy Dauber (“Kosher Salt: How Jewish humor became the standard”). The sort of self-deprecating Jewish joke I wish we heard more of: Sometimes the humor presented the flip side … Continue reading

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John Stuart Mill: Liberty & Flourishing

From Christopher Macleod’s brief essay on “John Stuart Mill: higher happiness”: In contrast to many contemporary thinkers, Mill’s defence of liberal principles is historical and local – not abstract and universal. Whereas the prevailing wisdom maintains that individuals possess certain … Continue reading

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Orban Rules – Pt. 418

From Reuters: BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third … Continue reading

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Counter Extremism Project’s “Most Wanted” List

I thought the ADL and $PLC was enough. But, no, the threat of extremism is so dire we need more ‘extremism-combatting’ orgs. In The Hill, David Ibsen, executive director of the Counter Extremism Project, pens an op-ed titled “A call … Continue reading

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JYT: Poland Better Acknowledge Their Role in the Holocaust™

Nationalism is on the rise in Poland, and **** don’t like to see nationalist sentiment among European goyim, be they from the Western side of Europe or the Eastern side. This past November, 60,000 Polish nationalists marched on Poland’s independence … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Korryn Gaines

Another black behaving badly, killed by the poh-leese, and then the dead black’s family are made millionaires at the taxpayers’ expense. (“Baltimore County jury awards $37M to family of police shooting victim”). You read that right: $37 million. And then … Continue reading

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The Beatles – Revolution (1968)

A blistering live version of “Revolution” by The Beatles, filmed on 9/4/68 at Twickenham Film Studios. They are all really playing, with Paul doing some great vocal counterpoints not on the album, though it appears they had the album track … Continue reading

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Ronan v Trump

My favorite passage from Ronan Farrow’s new piece on Trump in The New Yorker (which MSNBC and CNN will be discussing for the next 2,000 hours straight): Afterward, McDougal wrote, she “went to see him every time he was in … Continue reading

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The Art Of Reading In The Digital Era

In “Teaching The Art Of Reading In The Digital Era”, James McWilliams discusses the amplified cognitive experience of reading when a physical book’s tactility and smell is in play…. compared to a Kindle: “Reading,” says Steve Mannheimer, professor of Media … Continue reading

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First Things: “The Impossibility Of “Alt-Right Christianity””

Writing in First Things, Connor Grubaugh writes on “The Impossibility Of “Alt-Right Christianity””, which is largely a response to Hunter Wallace’s articulation of a race realist Christianity. [T]hose who ascribe the achievements of Western culture to race rather than providence … Continue reading

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