Category Archives: Culture

Life Advice Author Mark Manson on Why You Should Study Philosophy

Mark Manson, noted author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, explains the value you can obtain from studying philosophy. Continue reading

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From Affirmative Action to Cancel Culture: Americans, You Were Warned

Slightly over 30 years ago, some of us warned anyone who would listen that the political correctness then emerging was dangerous and would spread to every institution in the country if it was not opposed. We were ignored, or called racists. Now, everything we predicted has happened, and we find not just historical monuments but history itself being canceled little by little Continue reading

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Do Their Lives Matter?

Do their lives matter? This is another of my “workarounds” because of censorship on Facebook and elsewhere. Continue reading

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Basic Conservative Principles, Part 1

What is conservatism today? This two part essay tries to answer that question. Continue reading

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Harper’s Cancel Culture Letter Is an Indicator Where Present Cultural and Intellectual Dialogue Stands — It’s Been Canceled!

Harper’s July 7 Cancel Culture Letter is an important indicator of where present cultural and intellectual dialogue stands — there isn’t any! It’s been canceled! Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

Myths about “systemic racism,” “white supremacy,” and “white privilege” get blown completely to pieces in this latest article by Paul Craig Roberts, easily one of the boldest authors in the online world, who always tries to write the truth as … Continue reading

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Thomas Sowell Revisited: Constrained versus Unconstrained Visions

Back in 1987 Thomas Sowell published his important book A Conflict of Visions which distinguished constrained from unconstrained visions. With the unconstrained vision of the radical far-left in evidence everywhere in today’s “cancel culture,” never has the time been better for a rediscovery of this important work. Continue reading

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A Case for Collapse Studies

A Case for Collapse Studies: we have Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and so on. Given the times we are now living in, why not Collapse Studies. Collapse is a process, not a singular event such as a major economic crash or a pandemic. Ours is underway. Can we turn things around in time? What does history teach us about collapse? Continue reading

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More Censorship On Social Media. This Time, it’s Facebook

This morning, a missive from Ron Unz, editor and publisher of alternative media site The Unz Review, appeared in my inbox. He was reporting that everything from his site had been removed from Facebook. Its page on the social media … Continue reading

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Antinatalism and Our Fourth Stage Condition

First things first. This is not a book review, as I’ve not read The Ahuman Manifesto by Patricia MacCormack, only read about it, and its author. And that, not extensively. What I’ve read about it indicates: it’s very much in … Continue reading

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