Monthly Archives: April 2017

What a Difference a Few Years Makes

Steve Sailer points to this keen psychological insight made by Spotted Toad, on how and why the Progressive Left (which is still dominated by upscale, self-hating whites) has tacked Hard Left in recent years: The elite has shifted left, especially … Continue reading

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Douglas Murray: “Europe Signs Its Own Death Warrant”

In the London Times, Douglas Murray has a piece on how “Europe Signs Its Own Death Warrant”. Alas, the piece is behind a firewall, but Rod Dreher has some quotes from it. In particular, the first paragraph is an outstanding … Continue reading

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Charles de Gaulle on Muslim Immigration

Charles de Gaulle on the importance of Algerian Independence: “It is very good that there are yellow French, black French, brown French. They show that France is open to all races and has a universal vocation. But [it is good] … Continue reading

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The Sound of Anxiety

“‘The Dreyfus Affair’ and the Sound of Anxiety” is a NYT review of a new play on… The Dreyfus Affair. The toxic mess of nationalism and anti-Semitism known as the Dreyfus Affair deeply divided France in the late 19th century, … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s AG: Don’t Charge Illegals With Non-Violent Crimes

When it comes to the ‘open borders’ religion, I suppose this is a logical next step of their ideological trajectory: Don’t charge illegal aliens with certain crimes… because it might lead to their deportation. Think about that. The Baltimore State’s … Continue reading

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Rod Dreher’s Monastic Vision

In The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman has a profile of “Rod Dreher’s Monastic Vision”. It’s a fairly empathetic take on Dreher, although Rothman does go off an overly-lengthy “Why are Dreher-types still opposed to gay marriage” rant. As I’ve mentioned … Continue reading

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Jared Kushner & NYC Real Estate

From a NYT article on “Bribe Cases, a Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts”: It was the summer of 2012, and Jared Kushner was headed downtown. His family’s real estate firm, the Kushner Companies, would spend about $190 million over … Continue reading

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Professor Aaron Hanlon

Here is Aaron Hanlon, a professor of English at Colby College: Aaron Hanlon: “Colleges should be able to have standards for the speakers that they bring.” #Tucker pic.twitter.com/OMiyG53bUP — Fox News (@FoxNews) April 27, 2017 Here is one of Hanlon’s … Continue reading

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Harry Nilsson – Gotta Get Up (1971)

The song’s wonderful lyrics really come through in this solo piano rendition by Nilsson, from a 1971 performance on the BBC:

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Changing Demographics & ‘The Melting Pot’

Here’s a good meme I found at the very good blog Atlantic Centurion, demonstrating the real risks of ‘civic nationalism’ as a predominate ideology of the conservative right:

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