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Woody in the Post

Paleo Retiree writes: America’s very own Maoist Cultural Revolution gathers steam: Allen frustrates people because he seems to relish dancing on the edge of the outrage. There’s nothing criminal about an 82-year-old’s fixation with 18-year-olds, and it’s not whip-out-your-penis, button-under-the-desk … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: James Kunstler: “The Deep State is determined to drive Trump from office.” Thomas E. Patterson, professor of government and media at Harvard: “Trump’s coverage during his first 100 days set a new standard for negativity. Of news … Continue reading

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Caldwell on Trump

Paleo Retiree writes: From a terrific piece by Christopher Caldwell: In our time, as in Jackson’s, the ruling classes claim a monopoly not just on the economy and society but also on the legitimate authority to regulate and restrain it, … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: “Acknowledging inherent sex differences isn’t harmful or sexist; differences don’t necessitate one sex being better than the other.” Why are so many intellectuals so fascinated by Brutalism? The Wah-Wah Pedal turns 50. JayMan shares his thoughts about clannishness: … Continue reading

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Doug Henwood’s “My Turn”

Paleo Retiree writes: My wife and I got so caught up in the Presidential election that we had some fascination with Hillary left over afterwards, so last week we treated ourselves to a read of this short book denouncing Hillary … Continue reading

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Rory Stewart’s “Afghanistan: The Great Game”

Paleo Retiree writes: Really good. This two episode British doc is billed as “a personal view” by Rory Stewart — in other words, it isn’t a wannabe-objective news feature. But it supplies a lot of worthwhile and interesting information anyway. If … Continue reading

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Good Stuff On the Current Crackup

Paleo Retiree writes: Or, more honestly: Hey, a cool intellectual — John Gray — who agrees with me and puts the case really well. The liberal pageant is fading, yet liberals find it hard to get by without believing they … Continue reading

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