Socialism + Nationalism = ?

We’re not sure why, but the other day, the conservative commentator Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) dredged up a three-year-old interview...

Delusion and "A Legend of Truth"

Our world -- or at least its politics -- is nothing if not delusional, ruled by Fiction, by falsehoods. One shudders at the horrors of...

We'll Take You with Us, Swim or Drown

Our story today opens in a prison cell in Italy where a sickly, diminutive, brilliant, thirty-six-year-old fellow named Antonio Gramsci...

The Euro Crisis, Twenty Years On.

Twenty years ago last month, we penned one of our favorite and most controversial pieces. Regular readers will recognize it well, not...

The Perpetual Cultural Revolution

We were remiss last week in that we failed to note the ugly but important 52nd anniversary of the start of Mao Tse Tung’s “Great...

A Tribute to the Great Thinkers, Part II

This past Tuesday, May 8th, was the 119th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Hayek. Although Hayek was a serious economist who won the...

Roosevelt and "the Wrong Sort of People"

A few weeks back, in a piece on Orwell and the effects of imprecise language, we argued that the contemporary use of the term “Nazi” was...

The Secret People

This poem was written in 1907 as an angry protest against the appalling treatment of England’s poor working class at the hands of the...

Alfie Evans vs. The "General Will"

Much has been said and written about the tragic case of Alfie Evans, a two-year old British child with a thus-far undiagnosed...

Christianity at War

Christianity has been at war with leftist atheism since the 17th century, when the ideology that would become known as the Left emerged...

"The Legion Club"

By Jonathan Swift This Poem was written in 1736 by one of the world’s greatest satirists. It is a biting portrayal of the Irish...

A Tribute to the Great Thinkers, Part I

The primary purpose of this web site is to “educate and enlighten” – just as it says at the top of the home page. Being both...

Orwell, Trump, and "Nazis"

In an essay entitled "Politics and the English Language," written in 1946, George Orwell argued that political disorder was inevitably...

Kevin Williamson, We Feel Your Pain

Kevin Williamson, we feel your pain. We really do. You’ve been the subject of a deal of frustration over the last week and the object of...

Red and Blue State Blues

Political experts of all shapes, sizes, and political predispositions are currently fixated on the notion that the November midterm...

McCabe and Mueller: Heroes or Villains?

History and literature are replete with examples of men and women who bravely risked their lives and their reputations for a cause that...

Budget Follies -- FROM THE ARCHIVES

So...Congress just passed a massive budget bill, which Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana rightly described as "a Great Dane-sized whiz...

The Horses

A month ago, we posted a poem for preppers entitled Sanctuary by Donald Davidson. We thought we would follow that up with another one for...

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