Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Unillumined Corridors

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: People live in a tiny time-slice of the present moment, which they carry forward with them. But nothing remains. And there’s nothing in their experience which reverberates down the centuries, because the centuries to them are … Continue reading

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The Unpersoning of Louis C.K.

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over at New York Magazine’s Vulture, progressive media critic and RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz proclaims that “Louis C.K. is Done”: Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein’s entire body of work has been retroactively contaminated by … Continue reading

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Question Du Jour: Civil War Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Serious question: What does the average American know about the Civil War other than “The South was racist and in favor of slavery. The North and South went to war. The North defeated the South.”? Is a … Continue reading

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USG: A Version History

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Here’s a fun game: imagine the United States government is software. What would its version history look like? Inspired by Moldbug, Fabrizio and I were kicking the idea around and here’s what we came up with: 1776: … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Brazile 2020?

Fenster writes: Is anyone thinking as I am that there is something a little–odd? revealing?–about how Brazile is handling this affair? She didn’t have to start it up and surely knew she was punching people with power. Her old buddy … Continue reading

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Our Mr. Brooks

Fenster writes: David Brooks has long vacillated between culture mode and political mode and sometimes he splits the difference, as he does here. When politics is used as a cure for spiritual and social loneliness, it’s harder to win people … Continue reading

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