Monthly Archives: August 2017

Question Du Jour: Orwell on Fascism

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In 1946, Orwell wrote: The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies ‘something not desirable’. In the ensuing seventy years, do you think the meaning of “fascism” has become clearer or muddier?

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Architecture Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Might the New Traditionalists in architecture have a point after all? I was peddling pretty much exactly this piece to editors back in the 1990s and got precisely nowhere with it. NOT THAT I’M BITTER OR ANTHING. Trad … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Karissa Diamond

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The Ukrainian Karissa Diamond can be, like the gem after which she’s named herself, almost unpleasantly twinkling. Her photographers often seem to dull her a bit; it’s possible they want to bring her to earth, where … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Marcuse

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yesterday, in the comments to this post, I linked to a progressive’s call for censoring “intolerant” speech, something I’ve been hearing increasingly over the past year or so. Although the post quotes Karl Popper, it reminded me of … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Iconoclasm

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: You, therefore, have not ordered the temples to be shut up, nor forbidden any to frequent them: nor have you driven from the temples or the altars, fire or frankincense, or other honours of incense. But … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: On Nazi Marches

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It is useful to consider the three primary arguments set forth by Skokie in support of its effort to forbid the march. First, the village argued that the display of the swastika promoted “hatred against persons of Jewish … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: The Civil War

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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More on the Decline of Free Speech

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “KEVIN SYSTROM, THE CEO of Instagram, was at Disneyland last June when he decided the internet was a cesspool that he had to clean up.” Oh goodie. I’m sure he’ll only use his powers for good. Telling Zuckerberg to … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Diversity

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: — United Auto Workers, 1946 Groups of idle sailors lay about the decks, “overhauling a range of their memories;” how they had spent the last Christmas-day, in some “Wapping,” or “Wide Water street,” with the brimming … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Tiffany Walker

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Tiffany Walker would have been great in the title role of “Baby Doll” or in a film adaptation of “Lolita.” Whatever innocence is suggested by her form and features is spoiled, in the best way imaginable, … Continue reading

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