Monthly Archives: February 2018

Motorhead – In the Name of Tragedy (2004)

A thrash-influenced gem from late period Motorhead.

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Child Worship

It is truly remarkable how the bastions of progressivism are treating these FL high school kids like supreme arbiters of public policy and constitutional interpretation (and only because they lean liberal rather than conservative.) It is quite normal for kids … Continue reading

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Lind on “The New Separatism”

William Lind discusses “The New Separatism” sweeping across Europe and that, in the U.S., translated into Trump’s victory: The driving force behind separatism is the same as that which has created Fourth Generation war, war waged by non-state entities. That … Continue reading

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TC&I – Scatter Me (2017)

The feud between Colin Moulding & Andy Partridge appears permanent. It’s a shame because, collectively, they put out fantastic albums as the songwriters of XTC. Some comfort comes in the form of TC&I, the new musical entity involving Colin Moulding … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Profile of Peter Sloterdijk

In The New Yorker, Thomas Meaney has a profile of Germany’s gadfly public intellectual Peter Sloterdijk (“A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency”). Of Sloterdijk’s slightly pomo brand of pastiche philosophizing: This profligacy makes Sloterdijk hard to pin down. He … Continue reading

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Le Carré Leans Left

In Modern Age, Mark Tooley looks at the career of John le Carré. Towards the end of this piece is this sad example of le Carré’s leftist leanings: In his latest novel, A Legacy of Spies, le Carré returns to his … Continue reading

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NYT: When Prophecy Fails – Pt. 24,182

In When Prophecy Fails (1956), Leon Festinger showed how disconfirmation of beliefs can lead to increased conviction in these very beliefs. Festinger stated that five conditions must be present if someone is to become a more fervent believer after a … Continue reading

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‘Mad’ Mike Hoare

In Social Matter, Benjamin Welton has an excellent essay on ““Mad” Mike Hoare: White Giant”, which discusses a famous group of English mercenaries in Africa, and various historical inaccuracies about Belgian and English colonialism. Having recently watched Dark of the … Continue reading

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The Culture Creators

When it comes to ‘culture creation’ and modernity’s decline towards decadence, one ethnic group in particular is greatly overrepresented.

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Kosher Salt: On Jewish Humor

In City Journal, Stefan Kanfer reviews Jewish Comedy: A Serious History by Jeremy Dauber (“Kosher Salt: How Jewish humor became the standard”). The sort of self-deprecating Jewish joke I wish we heard more of: Sometimes the humor presented the flip side … Continue reading

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