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Solzhenitsyn at Harvard

In 1978 Alexandr Solzhenitsyn delivered a most famous speech at Harvard commencement. As a famous soviet dissident, he was expected to criticize the Soviet Union. He did: in a way that leaves few of us innocent. Advertisements

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Of Course It’s Unnatural

Jonah Goldberg argues that the healthy, modern civilization is unnatural, not far from Hobbes’s assertion that the natural life is nasty, brutish and short. Civilization is unnatural and corruption, like rust, is what naturally happens to every good institution. Something … Continue reading

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The Moral Imperative of Immigration

Canada is getting refugees and it was immediately decided that all goodthinking people will cheer this development because, of course, only badthinking people could possibly oppose or even have reservations. So I guess *this* isn’t one of those news items … Continue reading

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The Right Class Warfare

In case you are wondering how it works, this is how a little bit of very reasonable cronyism can make vast swathes of the population worse off. Politicians and intellectuals often champion market competition—but what they mean by that is … Continue reading

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Misandry Bubble

Linked to it here. Now excerpted down to 5 pages.

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Persuasion and the Value Proposition

Dilbert author, Scott Adams says Trump is a clown genius. (sept’15) Adams has been talking about Trump a lot. Gillespie is now analyzing him in terms of game.

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Upside-Down Economics

The welfare trap is deeper than I ever imagined. The welfare trap occurs when a person goes on welfare and finds herself stuck: where working harder provides no benefit, or actually costs money. Repeat: the welfare system makes it so … Continue reading

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