Category Archives: Transvaluation of Values

Life goes on — and maybe gets better

I have been enjoying Jake Meador and the other young folks who write for Mere Orthodoxy for several years now, as it accelerates its publishing pace and the breadth of its author pool. I can’t say for sure I’ve encountered … Continue reading

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A stable dystopia

A dystopia is not a place that is threatened by genuine chaos — quite the opposite. It’s a moral horror because it actually stabilizes around evil things. The thing that was horrifying about Brave New World or 1984 was precisely … Continue reading

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Good, profitable, dirty fun

On Fat Tuesday, 1988, I was in Boston for a Technology in the Practice of Law conference. (I was a very techy lawyer, relatively speaking: I traveled with my TRS-80 Model 100 for real-time notes and an NEC Multispeed HD … Continue reading

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Clippings and comment, 1/22/19 pm

1 David Brooks: [I]n the age of social media [polarization is] almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the viral soap operas that are supposed to reveal the dark hearts of those who are in the opposite … Continue reading

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Why vote for Trump?

The most plausible explanation to date of Donald Trump’s improbable presidency? Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Declinism, Family, Marriage (civil), Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Transvaluation of Values

Counter-hegemony

Heather MacDonald, Andrew Sullivan, and a bit from me. Continue reading

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Right-wing discriminators

Some day, the refusal of major cultural institutions to admit the nexus between homosexual priests and predation on adolescent boys will be seen as a terrible sin that enabled continued predation. Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Journalism, Legalia, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Dear Christians, …

Dear Christians, thank you for feeding, housing, and caring for the poor, but unless you do it in the manner we prefer, advancing the worldview we prefer — even to the point of adopting the personnel policies we demand — … Continue reading

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Making a spectacle of yourself

“Making a spectacle of yourself” has been re-branded. Continue reading

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Trimmer callout

In foreign policy at least, Donald Trump is playing autocrat. What are we going to do about it? Continue reading

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