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Book Journal 1: Classical Liberalism and Gold

Paleo Retiree writes: “The Law” by Frédéric Bastiat. Alas, I came to this book too late in my poli-sci education. No disrespect meant, let alone any quarrels with its status as a classic, but it didn’t advance any arguments that I haven’t run … Continue reading

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Two Anti-Feminism Books By Women

Paleo Retiree writes: “The Manipulated Man“ by Esther Vilar. A rant from the early ’70s that has acquired an underground rep as an anti-feminism classic. Short, elegantly organized and composed; bristling with shrewdness and indignation; and far more insightful about women and the shit … Continue reading

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Questions Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: I spotted this on the shelf at a local bookstore. I’m putting the photos below a page break because I suppose they might be considered NSFW, even though the subject in question was out in the open at … Continue reading

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“Inherent Vice” by Thomas Pynchon

Sax von Stroheim writes: Short enough and readable enough that I sailed through it, but I only ever semi-enjoyed it, and, looking back at it, overall, holistically, it’s a bit of a bummer. Pynchon’s Raymond Chandler/Philip K. Dick trip is … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Slumlord picks a nit with Theodore Dalrymple. Lloyd rediscovers the original-cast LP recording of “My Fair Lady.” Were humans happier in the Stone Age? FWIW, I take this kind of question pretty seriously. Civilization can be a lot … Continue reading

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Plus Ça Change…

Eddie Pensier writes: It would be unfair to suggest that all universities in the Renaissance were sterile, conformist places; they often hosted vigorous discussion and dissent. But verbal sparring matches (“disputations”) could amount to point-scoring contests decided by nimble rhetoric, … Continue reading

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The Hipster Beard

Eddie Pensier writes: The Beard: This common trend suggests that the clean-shaven, well-groomed man is overly civilized, untrustworthy, wimpy and cunning. Men with beards are real and rugged, but because of the beard, they don’t have to act it. Without … Continue reading

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