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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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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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The MSM Crackup

Paleo Retiree writes: As a former MSM flunky, I spent much of the campaign marveling at how clueless and often plain wrong the establishment press coverage of the election was. The reporting was so out of touch with middle America, and the … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Fred Reed’s current column is the best thing yet written about this election as well as a rollickingly fun read. IMHO, of course, but I trust that that’s always understood. Here’s a bit of it: I frankly … Continue reading

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