Category Archives: Personal reflections

Ideologies Are Bullshit. All of Them.

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Genesis of a Scoffer My ongoing journey to uncover the truth of everything — and maybe hook up with the occasional pretty lady along the way — has been a long one. I started as your typical lefty, if always … Continue reading

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Universal Culture

Fenster writes: Over at Slate Star Codex, Scott Alexander identifies what he refers to as “universal culture” as being a key factor in how the West was won.  His opening point is that there is nothing eternally Western about what … Continue reading

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Naked Ladies of the Week: Girls of ’70s “Club”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: When I was a kid my father had several issues of the American version of “Club” in his dirty-magazine stash. They were particular favorites of mine. So I was tickled to discover this thread on the … Continue reading

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Letter from Benelux

Fenster writes: As I wrote here, I am in Ghent for a week, with a stop first in Amsterdam and with a side trip across the border to Germany. Nothing against the homeland but when I travel I prefer the … Continue reading

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Franklin and Montaigne

Fenster writes: I don’t object to Bastiat being named as a patron saint of UR philosophy, such as it is.  It’s a big tent–not unlimited in size for sure, but capacious enough. Blowhard Esq. previously nominated Montaigne, and that fits … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Victoria Lynn Johnson

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: While making my way through the special features on Criterion’s fab new Blu-ray of Brian De Palma’s “Dressed to Kill,” I was tickled to find a conversation with Victoria Lynn Johnson, the woman who served as … Continue reading

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Note to My Son in College

Fenster writes: Evvabuddy’s writin’ to their sons nowadays.  There’s Ta-Nehisi from the left and a guy named David Desrosiers from the rightish City Journal. My son is a Sanders supporter and here’s my note to him. It is kind of … Continue reading

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