Daily Archives: March 7, 2017

Mediate: “Is That Cute Kid Trump Met at the White House Today Making the Pepe Symbol?”

When it comes to all things Alt-Right, Jewish paranoia is quite boundless. Jon Levine (ahem) frets anxiously, asking “Is That Cute Kid Trump Met at the White House Today Making the Pepe Symbol?”: President Donald Trump on Tuesday took time away from berating his staff and … Continue reading

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NYT: Does Feminism Have Room for Zionists?

In “Does Feminism Have Room for Zionists?”, Emily Shire (ahem) frets anxiously about the uncomfortable ‘intersectionality’ of her feminism and her Jewish ethnocentrism: On March 8 women around the world will be abstaining from work and rallying in the streets … Continue reading

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Roger Scruton – On Human Nature (2017)

From a book review of Roger Scruton’s latest: Not so, the philosopher Roger Scruton says. In his finely written, compactly argued book ON HUMAN NATURE (Princeton University, $22.95), he sets out to defend human uniqueness — without denying that “human beings are … Continue reading

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Nationalist Update from Europe

Hunter Wallace provides a “Nationalist Update from Europe”: The latest polls show that the Sweden Democrats, a patriotic and anti-immigration party, are now the most popular party in Sweden with 28.8% support – 7 points higher than the Socialists. All of the … Continue reading

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NYT: The Troubling Appeal of Education at For-Profit Schools

The NYT has a piece on “The Troubling Appeal of Education at For-Profit Schools”. Some two million Americans are enrolled in for-profit colleges, up from 400,000 in 2000. Those students, most of them working adults getting short-term certificates, are disproportionately … Continue reading

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Politico: Kremlin Media Turns Against Hitler

“Kremlin-backed media turns on Trump” screams the Politico headline. News outlets funded by Putin’s government rooted for Trump’s election but now relish the chaotic first weeks of his administration. Don’t you just hate it when you do all that work … Continue reading

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Nagel vs. Dennett

If you’re a philosophy of mind junkie like I am, and if you’re an even bigger New Mysterian junkie as I also am, then it doesn’t get any better than Thomas Nagel reviewing arch-nemesis Daniel Dennett’s functionalist philosophy of mind, … Continue reading

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CJR on Breitbart-Led Media Ecosystem

From the astonishingly leftwing Columbia Journalism Review is “Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda”, by Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, Hal Roberts, and Ethan Zuckerman (ahem, ahem, ahem, and ahem): THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SHOOK the foundations of … Continue reading

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The Great Meme War

Writing in Politico, leftist Ben Schreckinger has a long profile piece titled “World War Meme”. Schreckinger profiles various “veterans of the Great Meme War”: That’s the grandiose name given—only half ironically—to the decentralized efforts of a swarm of anonymous internet … Continue reading

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RIP: Libertarianism?

In a long Politico piece, Tim Alberta asks if Trump’s election, and the relative decline in political stature of Rand Paul and other Congressional libertarians, represents “The End of the Libertarian Dream?” Meanwhile, in “Ayn Rand is dead. Liberals are … Continue reading

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