On Not Responding to Email Erich J. Prince Essay - “Henry David Thoreau, writing in 1854, remarked: ‘I never received more than one or two letters in my life…that were worth the postage.’ What would he make of the modern email inbox?” 5/19/2024
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Former Congressman Jody Hice: “Sacred Trust” Erich J. Prince Interview - “Obviously elections are political in terms of who wins and loses, but the process should not be political.”  5/17/2024
Review: “The Handover: How We Gave Control of Our Lives to Corporations, States and AIs” by David Runciman Seamus Flaherty Essay - “The Handover is, at bottom, a plea for liberal democratic states to discipline, if not disempower, the sociopaths and psychopaths who currently have control of the technologies and resources which are changing us and our environment and promise to change both ourselves and the planet we inhabit more radically still.” 5/16/2024
All University Protests Must Stop, Period Alexander Zubatov Essay - “Holding myself to this standard, I am comfortable in saying that in each and every one of those scenarios, my view would be unchanged: The protests, all the university protests, must be stopped.” 5/13/2024
“The Rhapsodic Fallacy” and Maurice Manning’s “Snakedoctor” Johnny Payne Essay - “The ‘free’ in ‘free verse’ was never meant as a free pass, an anything goes, for to succumb to it does, in fact, leave us standing in a well-intentioned mush.” 5/12/2024
Critiquing Stoicism Simon Maass Essay - “However, my impression is that there is something more fundamentally toxic about Stoicism. In line with [Will] Durant’s assessment, its dominant theme seems to be retreat: retreat from unpleasant emotion into indifference (despite protestations to the contrary)…” 5/10/2024
A Dangerous Partnership: the Managerial Revolution and the Immigration Revolution Henry George Essay - “New populations moving into a country creates ready-made client groups to which the managerial state can administer, gaining new voting blocs, which continue to vote for the party of the managerial state.” 5/9/2024
Jerry Seinfeld Understated the Death of Comedy Peter Clarke Op-Ed - “In Carlin’s time, it was edgy and cool to push back against the prudish ideas about obscenity, so playing with the boundaries of the metanarrative was practically encouraged (at least from audiences). Today, quite the opposite.” 5/8/2024
College Protests and the Limits of Virtue Benedict Beckeld Op-Ed - “That is, virtuous striving now is something that seeks to turn our social paradigm on its head.“ 5/7/2024
Nitazene: Scenes From Britain’s Struggle with a Powerful New Drug Noel Yaxley Essay - “Meanwhile, the death toll rises. John told me he was 44—the same age as me—when we first met. That is just under the average age of death for homeless men in Britain. This is more than 30 years shorter than the country’s average male life expectancy.” 5/5/2024
Too Many Excuses for Tyrants Michael D. Purzycki Essay - “Despite all of this, [Robert D.] Kaplan’s analysis of the greater Middle East should not be ignored. His travels throughout this vast region across the decades give him insights into its diverse challenges that few Americans possess.” 5/3/2024
In Defense of the Bugmen Peter Clarke Essay - “But I am not interested in chiding Bronze Age Pervert—as other publications, such as National Review, have done—for his use of dehumanization. Instead, I want to offer a full-throated defense of these nasty bugmen.” 5/2/2024
Irregular Beats: The Surprising Politics of Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg Robert Dean Lurie Essay - “It is hard to say whether this philosophy would have had any adherents other than Kerouac, but it would have represented something new and uplifting—a counterculture to the counterculture.” 4/30/2024
For Whom the Nobel Tolls: Tomas Tranströmer’s “The Blue House” Johnny Payne Essay - “The lines, like long, rolling ocean waves on a cold Baltic sea, create their own reasons, their own rhythm, their own understanding. Anaphora is used, as Whitman did, to summon us to the great historical pageant of life, of happenings beyond our immediate knowledge.” 4/28/2024
Slavoj Žižek: “Christian Atheism: How to Be a Real Materialist” Erich J. Prince Interview - “In all other religions, you have people who become atheists. Only in Christianity, God himself goes through this experience.” 4/25/2024