Monthly Archives: September 2014

Always Translate the Name

My dear brothers, never forget, when you hear the progress of enlightenment vaunted, that the devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist! – Baudelaire, 1864 The greatest cultural victory of the Left has been to disregard … Continue reading

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T-Shirts

OK, much as I hate the hate, some of these are clever. Best of the History League include Pavlov’s Dogs, The Tesla Lightening, Precambrian Eukaryotes and Survivors of the Cretaceous. My favorite Monsters of Grok: Tesla, Tycho, Perecles, Johannes Kepler, … Continue reading

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Bridezilla’s Epiphany

Elizabeth Wurtzel explains why she hasn’t gotten married yet and why she is getting married now. It involved looking at herself honestly. I wonder if we could all benefit from a little honest self-examination. There is real wisdom in here … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Economic Freedom

Tracinski describes opposition to free markets since Adam Smith in 1776 in three phases: Central Planning – wherein the chief, if not sole, duty of man is to deliver material prosperity to the masses Anti-materialism- wherein the desire for material … Continue reading

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Sommers Debunks 5 Myths

1. Women work 2/3 of hours and receive 10% of income, 1% of property. 2. Between 100,000 and 300,000 girls are pressed into sexual slavery each year in the United States 3. In the United States, 22%–35% of women who … Continue reading

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Two Americas?

In Coming Apart, Charles Murray says that America is becoming two increasingly separate cultures. The upper culture, the elites, talk about the social revolution, individuality and non-judgementalism celebrated in the Forrest Gump movies of the 60’s but they live a … Continue reading

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Who is Likely to Get Away With Murder?

Ross Douthat links a key failing of society (all societies, everywhere) to Rotherham. Why would there be corruption in the medieval Roman Catholic church? …because that was the greatest and most prestigious institution. Why does a society need a constitution? … Continue reading

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