Monthly Archives: February 2019

Should a fascist poet be no-platformed?

W.H. Auden helped change Bennett Cerf’s mind about Ezra Pound. Continue reading

Posted in History, Literature, Poetry

Potpourri 2/22/19

United Methodist schism; the state of news media today; Amazon GTFO as the progressives urged; and two people get their joint taxes done. Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, progressivism, Protestantism, Sexualia, Sundry flakes

Potpourri, 2/20/19

Michael Gerson turns acute depression into a sermon, and much more. Continue reading

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Clippings and Comments, 2/19/19

An American in Russia, the abortion nexus in the Ralph Northram “racism” story, Islam in America, and more. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Foreign Affairs, History, Islam, progressivism, Protestantism, Russia, Sexualia, war | Tagged , ,

Clippings & Comments 2/17/19

The highlight is some Socratic dialogue snippets, which alone are worth the price of admission.

Oh, wait! This is a blog – like free. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Capitalism, Damn rackets, Economia, Education, Protestantism

Clippings, 2/16/19

1 If you subscribe to First Things, don’t miss Baptism of Blood in the March edition. If you don’t, save the link for 30 days or so and the paywall will drop: [W]hen they saw the video and knew with … Continue reading

Posted in Declinism, grievance mongering, Orthodoxy, Political Matters, progressivism, realignment, Russia, war | Tagged , ,

Today’s ramble, 2/14/19

From loving America to the lesson of Harry Potter, clippings or ramblings from today’s reading. Continue reading

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Imagine the unimaginable

Of course, the United States does have a few clusters that look ripe for rail, notably Texas, and the Eastern Seaboard. And instead of high-speed rail between these cities, we have the Acela, which takes eight hours to travel from … Continue reading

Posted in Political Matters, progressivism

Spinning narratives

Does anybody report facts without weaving them into a preferred narrative any more. Would we read it if they did? Continue reading

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Ephemera, 2/12/19

“Ephemera” seems apt since one snippet uses it and another snippet evokes it. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Discrimination, Legalia, Nominalism and Realism, Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Rights Talk | Tagged , , , , , ,