Author Archives: Max West

Racial Polarization Will Widen

A very good piece by Eric Kaufmann, which gets to the heart of the matter. Kaufmann begins with the evidence that, across Western nations, more diversity leads to steadily widening political divisions. This new schism springs from several forces. First, … Continue reading

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Whitey on the Moon

Rabbi Richard Brody doesn’t seem to like Gentile White People. He especially doesn’t like films that feature Gentile white people as the leading characters. We recently saw Brody take issue with the Unbearable Whiteness of John Krasinski’s horror film A Quiet … Continue reading

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Study on PC Sentiments

Interesting (albeit frustrating) numbers from a poll that attempts to measure public attitudes toward both Political Correctness and so-called ‘hate speech’. The headline takeaway is the seeming contradiction that: “81% of poll respondents said they think political correctness is problematic, … Continue reading

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2018 Nobel Prize in Economics

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer both won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics. In this very simplified summary of their respective areas of originality, which led to their respective wins, this article describes Romer’s work thus: The mainstream economic analysis … Continue reading

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A Study in Contrasts: New School vs. Old School

First, watch Flake from the other day, looking down at his shoes while a hysterical SJW cries about “her body” and then a Wise Latina lectures him: Then, as a pairing, watch Joe Manchin from earlier today, similarly deferential to … Continue reading

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RIP: Geoff Emerick

As a sonically creative and imaginative studio engineer (who helped create the vintage Abbey Road psychedelic sound), it is hard to overestimate the role of Geoff Emerick, who recently passed at the age of 72. After George Martin, Emerick was … Continue reading

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Sokal, Elfwick, McGrath LLC

Some months back, when the story was first circulating, I’d never read up on the details of this incident. It turns out it was a brilliant Sokal Hoax 2.0. Bottom Line: PC has gotten so surreal, it is getting increasingly … Continue reading

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Eddie Addenberry – Captain Jones (1972)

Here is a really terrific baroque pop song from the excellent compilation Tea and Symphony: The English Baroque Sound (1967-1974), which you can hear in full here.

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#MeToo’s Next Step: “The Gray Areas”

In Jezebel, there’s an article/column (there’s little distinction between the two on that site) that is a goldmine of absurdity, albeit a natural trajectory, for the #MeToo Harpies (“The Next Step for #MeToo Is Into the Gray Areas”). Written by … Continue reading

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Accept – Up To The Limit (1985)

Udo’s pipes on the chorus are… wow. As one YouTube commentator writes: “It’s saturday, it’s 6:25 AM, I have to go to work and put this song [on] and I FEEL F*CKING ALIVE AND FULL OF ENERGY. LONG LIVE ACCEPT.” … Continue reading

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