Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Thoughts of a Semi-Self-Quarantiner: If You Don’t Like the Weather Wait a Few Minutes

Fenster writes: Earlier thoughts from semi-self-quarantiner: 1, 2, 3, 4. 5. Twain’s comment about the weather in New England is appropriate in the context of the virus.  If you don’t like the situation, give it a day and see what changes.

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Thoughts of a Semi-Self-Quarantiner: When you see a fork in the road, take it.

Fenster writes: Previously on Semi-Self-Quarantiner: 1, 2. My last post on the virus has not yet gone viral.  But that will not stop me from piling on.  So here’s another.

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VDH on our Deplorable Elites

Fenster writes: Victor Davis Hanson pens a characteristically sane and sober column on elite disparagement of the masses.  He starts with Mike Bloomberg, who when at Oxford several years ago dismissed farming, ancient and modern. He lectured that agriculture was … Continue reading

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In Vain Did the Opponents Urge That This Was Irregular

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In Pennsylvania the proceedings connected with the ratification were precipitous and narrowly escaped being irregular. Before it was known that Congress would even transmit the Constitution to the states for their consideration, George Clymer, who had … Continue reading

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The “Comfort” of Conspiracy Theories

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A common objection to conspiracy theories is that the worldview that conspiracy theories reflects is more psychologically comforting than the actual reality. The objection goes something like this, “You think that X event was the result of … Continue reading

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A Mighty Mass of Mischief

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Jefferson’s posthumous works were very generally circulated whilst I was in America. They are a mighty mass of mischief. He wrote with more perspicuity than he thought, and his hot-headed democracy has done a fearful injury … Continue reading

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Imran Awan Update

Fenster writes: I have written previously on the press’s predilection to not cover things, and how it can be more effective to ignore than to risk the fabrication of fake news.  That practice can be spotted, with practice, if you … Continue reading

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Michael Malice’s Red Pill Test

Blowhard, Esq. writes: On a recent episode of his podcast, Michael Malice gave the following red pill test to his guest. I don’t agree with all of it, and I think it omits some things, but it’s still pretty good: Do … Continue reading

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The Irishman and Joe Biden

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Friends have noted that in THE IRISHMAN, Scorsese’s biopic of mobster Frank Sheeran, Sheeran comes off as a sort of Forrest Gump-type figure. He killed Hoffa! He ran guns to the guys who killed JFK! Many doubt … Continue reading

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Hidden History of the Puritans

Fenster writes: Rogers Smith, in his paper “Beyond Tocqueville”, argues that America has a hidden history of illiberalism that has been papered over by the generally victorious pro-Enlightenment side. Analysts of American politics since Tocqueville have seen the nation as … Continue reading

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