Charles R. Kesler
Crisis of the Two Constitutions: The Rise, Decline, & Recovery of American Greatness
New York: Encounter Books, 2021
Crisis of the Two Constitutions & the Failure of Conservatism
Charles R. Kesler
For the better part of the last 60 years, social engineers have been conducting a rigorous sociopolitical campaign in which they have attempted to merge biology with ideology. More precisely, they’ve conducted a successful experiment that has amalgamated the tangible traits of race with the abstract ideological concepts of –isms. (more…)
On October 18, an essay appeared at Current Affairs entitled, “What is Žižek For?” by Thomas Moller-Nielsen. As you might expect from the title, it is a takedown of the high-profile Lacanian-Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek.
I found this to be an interesting read for a variety of reasons, the first of which was because of nomenclature. (more…)
Whatever its contemporary associations, the natural home of political ecology lies on the Right – not the false Right associated with the Republican Party in America, of course, whose conservatism is little more than a desperate and self-destructive attachment to the liberal principles of the Enlightenment, but what Julius Evola has called the True Right: (more…)
The recent spate of White Nationalist mass-shootings has been seized upon by the progressive media, who are hard at work recycling every one into grist to the mill of increased surveillance and repression of white men. I imagine they must feel a sense of vindication, even of accomplishment, under the protestations of outraged universal love. (more…)
The past four months have been a rather hectic round of presentations at scholarly conferences for your favorite ancient Roman rhetorician. This is my main contribution to the movement. I attend scholarly conferences so that the rest of you don’t have to. Also, it’s the best way of doing reconnaissance of the enemy. And even though I’m fairly inured to the nonsense that passes for “humanistic scholarship” these days, sometimes it’s just more than one can stand.
Popular Christian writer Rachel Held Evans died last weekend at the young age of 37.
Held Evans’ death caused much sorrow among mainstream media outlets. Even Hillary Clinton mourned her death.
The reasons are obvious: Held Evans was a former evangelical who pushed progressive Christianity. (more…)
Our “progressive” obsessions for change neglect to consider consequences. Change is demanded for the sake of a fad or a slogan: “equality,” “democracy,” “reproductive rights” . . . Even a word of caution is damned as “reactionary,” “old-fashioned,” or “fascist.” Traditions, customs, and beliefs are regarded as being as transient as the planned obsolescence of computers. (more…)
October 15, 2018 C. F. Robinson
الأمريكان ذو الأصول الأوروبية واليهود، فيتنام ونيبال
Cass R. Sunstein
Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014
Do people actually read Cass R. Sunstein? Millions, maybe, are vaguely aware of him as a talking head on cable TV. Others might recall that Sunstein held an obscure but sinister-sounding sinecure in the Obama administration (Administrator, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 2009-2012), or that he is frequently touted as some kind of esteemed legal scholar at Harvard Law School. (more…)
The Soul of an Establishment Philosopher:
On John Gray’s The Soul of the Marionette
The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom
London: Allen Lane, 2015
Of the current establishment philosophers, John Gray is one of the ones I like the most. My favorite of his books, Straw Dogs, is a classic of contemporary philosophy, demolishing the infantile and delusional fantasies of the myth of progress like a rational adult picking apart a children’s fairy-tale. (more…)
Arabic version here
They Marched Into Sunlight: War & Peace Vietnam & America, 1967
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003
The Vietnam War was fought in two theaters. The first was between the Americans and the Communists in Vietnam, and the second was between pro- and anti-war factions on college campuses and other places across the United States. (more…)