Category Archives: Personal reflections

The MSM Crackup

Paleo Retiree writes: As a former MSM flunky, I spent much of the campaign marveling at how clueless and often plain wrong the establishment press coverage of the election was. The reporting was so out of touch with middle America, and the … Continue reading

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Inflection Point

Fenster writes: According to The American Prospect the era of red-blue hyper-partisanship has its origins in the mid-90s.  Around that time American elections became significantly “less variable”. What happened between 1992 and 1996 to make presidential campaigns more stable? For … Continue reading

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I Can’t Help It

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Netflix is currently streaming a documentary on the Carter family, called “The Winding Stream.” It includes so many fab songs and performances that it’s almost beyond criticism. So profound are the depths of the Carters’ talent, beauty, and influence … Continue reading

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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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