Daily Archives: December 21, 2017

Dean Martin – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (1959)

Dino at his most swinging-est.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past (Annual Redux)

I’m reposting (again) this nice summary, from Richard Spencer, discussing the Germanic pagan influence on medieval Christianity, from a piece on the now-defunct Radix Journal site (“Ghosts of Christmas Past“): We have become so accustomed to Christmas rituals—and so accustomed … Continue reading

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Stalin vs. Trotsky

From Richard Pipes’ review of Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928 by Stephen Kotkin: [Trotsky’s] other handicap was his Jewishness. Although born a Jew, Trotsky attached no significance to this fact, on one occasion telling a Jewish delegation that … Continue reading

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The Pogues – Fairytale of New York (1987)

No matter how many times I hear this song, it never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

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Jews & Chinese Food

That Jews like Chinese food is an awful, anti-Semitic stereotype. From an article in Tablet titled “Why Eating Chinese Food on Christmas is a Sacred Tradition for American Jews”: Beyond the trappings and the cuisine, Chinese restaurants offered poor Eastern … Continue reading

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