Monthly Archives: December 2018

Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Do today’s journalists really deserve to be called “Guardians of the Truth“? An excellent — and even nuanced — five-minute case for nationalism. The book version. What are today’s young neohippies seeing in the Unabomber? Bu-bu-but … … Continue reading

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Front Porch Republic on the Yellow Vests

Fenster writes: It is hard enough getting the big picture right in your own life, your own family, your own community.  When asked to consider what is happening on very large tapestries we face serious problems.  Kahneman’s System 2 reasoning … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Apologies for being a bit late with this week’s installment. There was holiday shopping to be done and there were holiday crowds to be fought — and, hey, technically we’re still in the middle of a long … Continue reading

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Sailer and Taleb

Fenster writes: Steve Sailer is not being mainstreamed but seems no longer to be taboo. Charles Murray–suspect in some quarters but respected nonetheless–refers to him regularly and fairly on Twitter. Murray: PolySci & sociology grad students, looking for a dissertation … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Shockeroo. So segregation equals inclusion, do I have that right? Between July and September of this year, YouTube removed 58 million videos from its site. Genius French novelist Michel Houellebecq thinks Trump is “a good President.” “President … Continue reading

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Notes on “First Reformed”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “First Reformed” has cozied up to elite movie reviewers (to the extent that such still exist) through its surface resemblance to the films of Bresson and Bergman. In it they imagine they see an expression of … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Magnificent Ambersons”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: By turns lyrical and grotesque, and sometimes, unaccountably, both at the same time, “The Magnificent Ambersons,” despite its mutilated form, may be the great movie about the putrefaction of America. Its mutilated state plays into its … Continue reading

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