Category Archives: Personal reflections

Swedes and Norwegians

Fenster writes: My ancestors emigrated from Sweden, close enough to the Norwegian border as to have my mother speculate that we might be part Norwegian.  She never explained the difference and so I grew up thinking the two nationalities were … Continue reading

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Note To My Kids On JP

Fenster writes: I see that Jordan Peterson book around and think it is a good idea for you to read it. Meanwhile, here is something shorter: a very good article on the Jordan Peterson phenomenon. As Peterson has caught on … Continue reading

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David Fuller’s “A Glitch in the Matrix”

Paleo Retiree writes: This isn’t the dazzling Chris Marker/Erroll Morris/Adam Curtis doc about the present moment that we might dream of, but it’s admirable and thoughtful anyway. David Fuller, a British video journalist turned life coach, uses Cathy Newman’s recent … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Revolution in Hollywood

Fenster writes: We have serious excesses of male power and energy on display. And we have a pushback in which can be seen some of the wisdom of Madame du Deffand when she told Voltaire that women are never stronger … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts and Questions about the Weinstein Affair

Paleo Retiree writes: Woody Allen says that he’s “sad” for Harvey Weinstein. I want to bring up a handful of things that seem to me to deserve to be mentioned in the midst of the Weinstein madness. Not that Harvey … Continue reading

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Progressivism = Will-To-Power

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Here’s the easy key to understanding what the left does and says these days: it’s all, 100% an expression of the will-to-power. Only the rank and file useful idiots actually make an attempt to “believe” the … Continue reading

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We Need More Free Speech, for More Students, for More Science High!

Fenster writes: I have written before that I am not a free speech absolutist but that it is a damn close-run thing.  From a gut point of view I reflexively support free speech, and so I suppose I am objectively … Continue reading

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