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Cormac McCarthy’s Gnosticism

In First Things, Peter Leithart has a brief article on “Cormac McCarthy’s Gnosticism”: Whatever the religious borrowings, McCarthy puts his sources to good literary use. Few writers are capable of the lush phantasmagoria of the battle scenes in Blood Meridian. … Continue reading

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Matching Mole – O Caroline (1972)

In exploring the recesses of prog rock, I’ve been unable to get into Soft Machine, a very influential English prog rock band and one of the founders of the Canterbury scene, as I find their music too dissonant for my … Continue reading

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The Guardian on Nationalism Surges

There’s a huge piece in The Guardian on “Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world”.

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Rumblings Over Single-Payer

When it comes to healthcare, widely cited as 1/6 of our economy, extraordinary inflationary pressures have become both a public and political crisis. As Milton Friedman correctly noted, the root cause of the exploding costs of healthcare can be traced … Continue reading

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More on Guaranteed Basic Income

Here’s another article ruminating on the idea of a guaranteed basic income: The idea of a universal basic income — monthly cash payments from the government to every individual, working or not, with no strings attached — is gaining traction, … Continue reading

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The Darkness – All the Pretty Girls (2017)

Here is the first single from The Darkness’s upcoming album Pinewood Smile, slated to be released in early October. The song is a rocker, an instant Darkness classic.

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Viktor Orban’s Madness

From that awful, nationalist, Hitler-like Viktor Orban: BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a “new, mixed, Muslimized Europe,” Hungary’s anti-migration prime minister said Saturday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during a visit … Continue reading

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Samuel Huntington, Prophet of the Trump Era

In WaPo, Carlos Lozada has a lengthy and representative overview of the work of the late great Samuel Huntington (“Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era”). While it’s got flourishes of Lozada’s liberalism (this is WaPo, after all), the … Continue reading

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Whiteness And Godliness

Rod Dreher has a piece today titled “Whiteness And Godliness”. Lisa Robinson, a black Evangelical Christians, offers “Some Questions I’m Asking While Off To My White Evangelical Church.” She says that yes, it’s true that white Christians have historically been complicit with … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Jewish Nepotism and High IQ

RaceRealist has a piece on “The Evolution of Jewish Nepotism and High IQ”: Ashkenazi Jews are over-represented in many facets in America, as well as around the world. What is the cause of Jewish nepotism? What makes them stick together … Continue reading

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