Category Archives: Politics and Economics

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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Epaminondas writes: It would seem that Superman has acquired some amazing new SJW powers. The Z-Man discusses the media spiral and how it usually ends.

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How the Alt-Right Got Cucked

The Mistaken writes: Three months into the Trump administration, did Donald Trump make his first epic mistake by launching missiles at Syria? It’s too early to tell, but it looks to me like the alt-right just made what might be … Continue reading

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Reversal of Fortune?

Fenster writes: The alt-right and the Trumpist “Right”–not the same thing–have in common a skeptical view of the effectiveness of the Rest of the Right.  To the alt-right the Rest of the Right consists of “cuckservatives”.  To the Trumpist “Right” … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: The Irreconcilables

Blowhard, Esq. writes: There can be no more formidable symptom of our time, and none more menacing to popular government, than the growth of Irreconcilable bodies within the mass of the population. Church and State are alike convulsed by them; but, … Continue reading

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Conrad Black, William Deresiewicz, and David Goodhart. What Manner of Coming Conflict?

Fenster writes: Three authors have proposed a way to think about current and coming conflicts.  Conrad Black sees the conflict as between the religious instincts of the people and the secular worldview of the elite.  William Deresiewicz thinks that lurking … Continue reading

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Is the Hysteria About Putin and Trump Finally Tapering Off?

Paleo Retiree writes: Back in the ’80s and early ’90s, I was one of about six people in the U.S. who were skeptical of what were known as the day-care sex-abuse scandals. Short version: for a number of years, prosecutors and … Continue reading

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