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Anti-Anti-David French-ism

There has been quite a dust-up in conservative circles over Sohrab Ahmari’s article “Against David French-ism” in First Things.  As my doppelganger wrote in that other site: You may have heard of the recent dust-up over who has proper ownership … Continue reading

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Elsewheres

Fenster wrote: I am Fenster here but my doppelgänger pens under a different name–he says it is his real one, the fool!–at another site.  He says he knows UR is about politics and culture, and that there is a deep … Continue reading

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Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 3

Fenster writes: I have been writing about walls.  I first described my reaction to David Frye’s book Walls, then took a rough turn to the poetic and considered Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”.  Here I will finish by discussing James … Continue reading

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Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 2

Fenster writes: In this first post on the subject I wrote admiringly of Davids Frye’s book Walls.  He argues convincingly that while walls are not always good all of the time their virtues have been unfairly passed over relative to their … Continue reading

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Note to K—-, on Frank Zappa

Fenster writes: K—- The excellent music blog run by Jeff Meshel has a nice appreciation of Frank Zappa up, focusing on the song—if you can call it that—“Help I’m a Rock”, from the Mothers of Invention’s first album Freak Out!

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Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 1

Fenster writes: Number of Google hits for the phrase “walls not bridges”: around 5,000. Number of Google hits for the phrase “bridges not walls”: around a half-million.

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Elysium Now!

Fenster writes: So Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, wants humans to live in floating space cities. (W)ith bucolic, futuristic illustrations, Bezos publicly broadcasted his affinity for O’Neill colonies, a hypothetical megaproject, first theorized by physicist Gerard O’Neill, that envisions … Continue reading

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