Category Archives: Politics

Is Richard Spencer the Alt Right’s Timothy Leary?

In The Spectator, Sam Leith asks “Might LSD be good for you?” There is something of a parallel between the sociology of psychedelics research and promotion and the Alt Right as a research and social movement. And there’s an uncanny … Continue reading

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Rod Dreher’s Implicitly White Weekend

Rod Dreher reports on his Weekend At The (implicitly white) Bruderhof, which saw Ross Douthat discussing Patrick Deneen (Why Liberalism Failed) thesis: Douthat said there’s tension between that prescription and the description Deneen gives of a late modern civilization that … Continue reading

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On Michael Brendan Dougherty’s “The Church of Grievance”

In “The Church of Grievance”, Michael Brendan Dougherty distills the sense of transcendence that SJWs long for: But something is changing in victim politics. It is no longer an emotive call for political reform, or restitution for wrongs done. The … Continue reading

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Dreher Getting Closer to the Fire

Like the inexorable push towards mortality, Rod Dreher’s red-pilling inches forward: The point is to say that the myths that held us together — a common religion, a common history — are badly frayed, and it’s doubtful that they can hold … Continue reading

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SPLC: “McInnes, Molyneux, and 4chan: Investigating pathways to the alt-right”

The $PLC has a new report titled “McInnes, Molyneux, and 4chan: Investigating pathways to the alt-right” written by “the Hatewatch Staff”. They are increasingly worried about how Alt-Lite and other identitarian-oriented individuals and sites are gateway drugs to dastardly Alt … Continue reading

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Memes: The Alt Right’s Art-Form

I have a new piece up at VDARE that touches upon the Alt Right’s use of memes as a form of art.

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Publius Exitus

Publius is leaving for a Hillsdale College gig (one hopes it is the primary reason). Nonetheless, the proximity of these two sentences to each other is most unnerving: “National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton is leaving the Trump administration, the … Continue reading

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Chappaquiddick (2018): Advance Reviews

Richard Roeper writes: Chappaquiddick reminds us that without the Kennedy name and influence, the man who drove a car off a bridge, swam to shore and left a young woman to die, and then went into hiding and defense mode, … Continue reading

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Ethnic Nationalism For Me, But Not For Thee

In his brief TAC essay “In Defense of Ethnic Nationalism”, Skomantas Pocius, a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and a native Lithuanian, riffs on this venerable theme: The story of Lithuania should … Continue reading

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George Hawley: Is the Alt-Right Collapsing?

While his recent book on the Alt Right was fairly balanced and rather level-headed, yet still politely condemned the AR itself, George Hawley’s recent speech to the (ahem) “Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Politics” is smug and gloating, and more clearly … Continue reading

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