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About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.

Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Have American colleges become flat-out anti-male spaces? A fun collection of credulous initial media responses to the Jussie Smollett “attack.” Is the hate hoax one of the defining thangs of our era? There’s a market for it. … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Get to know AOC’s chief of staff. Does identity politics create right-wing populism? Why has the respectable press been so reluctant to question Jussie Smollett’s unlikely “beaten by guys in MAGA hats” story? Steve Sailer contributes some … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: The Daily Telegraph eats a huge amount of shit for mistakes in its recent feature about Melania. Has the FBI become our very own Gestapo? Heartiste thinks so. Best commentary I’ve read on that Gillette’s disguting “toxic … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Interested in podcasting? This cool cat is sharing a lot of helpful tips. Getting some sun: the upside. Despite their history of screwups, I’m absolutely sure our health authorities have got it right this time. Authoritarian power, … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: By over-protecting our children, are we driving them crazy? Jonathan Haidt thinks so. My wife and I enjoyed this Brendan O’Neill conversation with Jonathan Haidt. The very smart Stuart Schneiderman responds to the American Psychological Association’s distaste … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Coming soon from Mr. Finger-on-the-Pulse-of-the-West’s-Mood himself: a new novel by Michel Houellebecq. The book’s debut in France last week was “a national event.” The English translation will be released in November. I loved-loved-loved “Submission,” Houellebecq’s last novel. … Continue reading

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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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