Category Archives: populism

A common baseline of facts and information?

I’ve been a fan of Matthew Crawford since he wrote Shop Class as Soulcraft. His second book, The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction, was solid, too. Now he has published a terrific … Continue reading

Posted in liberalism, lifeworks, Political Matters, populism, progressivism

Who is Cultural Proximate to the U.S.?

There is a genuine rift in conservative thought on immigration, illustrated by contrasting takes on the National Conservatism Conference speech of Amy Wax. Much of the commentary on Wax’s comments have been reactive in the bad sense, accusing her of … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Faith & Ideology, Political Matters, populism, progressivism, Secularism, stay tuned, Thrown down gauntlet | Tagged , , ,

Blue-Collar Lifeworks

Keep Craft Alive SkillsUSA H/T Kevin D. Williamson (possible paywall). See also Matthew Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft. That is all. * * * * * You can read most of my more impromptu stuff at here. It should work … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Built Environment and Infrastructure, Distributism, Education, Globalization, lifeworks, populism, Small is Beautiful, subsidiarity, Thrown down gauntlet

The Left Coasts’ answer to the Electoral College

Because of the forces first unleashed by [the] liberal project vested in the nation, we can’t simply rely on laissez-faire as a secret recipe for strengthening our families and communities. I mean, do we really think today that leaving the … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Corporatism, deathworks, Economia, Globalization, grievance mongering, Political Matters, populism, Poverty, progressivism, Religious freedom, Uncategorized, woke capital | Tagged

Enduring legacy

I am among those who appreciate Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, his defense of religious liberty (at least for compliant Christians; Muslims’ and Unitarian Universalists’ mileage may vary) and increasingly his immigration policy at its highest level of generality — especially … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, immigration, Mediating structures, Political Matters, populism, progressivism, Religious freedom, solidarity, subsidiarity

The assault on truth

The estate of George Orwell owes a debt of gratitude to our Very Stable Genius. When dealing with a political figure who faces allegations of sexual assault, financial misdeeds and obstruction of justice, it is difficult to sort out the … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Literature, populism | Tagged

French scores a TKO

Sohrab Amari (Trumpist) picked a stupid fight with David French (Never Trumpist). The gist of [Sohrab] Ahmari’s argument is this: [David] French is a classical liberal, who argues in terms suited to classical liberalism. But classical liberalism is a dead … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, deathworks, grievance mongering, Integralism, liberalism, lifeworks, populism, progressivism, Religious freedom

Clippings and commentary, 12/1/18

Andrew Sullivan was on fire yesterday. On this lousy grey day, I’ve found other bright spots on the net. Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, Creation Care, Dignitary harm, Empire, Faith & Ideology, Foreign Affairs, grievance mongering, irony, Life political issues, Naked Emperors, populism, progressivism, Science, Sexualia | Tagged ,

Friday Politics 9/14/18

Political potpourri Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Built Environment and Infrastructure, conservatism, Jeremiad, Naked Emperors, Political Matters, populism | Tagged , ,

Populism and corruption

What Trump and the Pope have in common. Continue reading

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