Takimag Classic

20th Century Music—What Went Wrong?

20th Century Music—What Went Wrong?

The tale is told by M. F. Barnes, in her 1931 study Renaissance Vistas (and it has...

Diversity

Human input vs. human inputs

Human input vs. human inputs

I recently read Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century by...

High Life

Cocktails with Gaddafi

Cocktails with Gaddafi

NEW YORK—When I heard about it, my own inchoate feelings were confused. A party for...

Love Among the Drones

Love Among the Drones

My very own piece de resistance came when I danced with Naomi Campbell, a beautiful, carnal, dangerous temptress, smouldering in her skin and luring me to pretend I’m Fred Astaire, however arthritic a Fred. This was taking place downstairs, where an impromptu nightclub had been set up on top of the swimming pool. Red coloured smoke, or my imagination, made me think of a Woody Allen type of Hell.

Catholicism

Race, Nationalism, and Patriotism, Part II: Nationalism

Race, Nationalism, and Patriotism, Part II: Nationalism

As we continue this series on race, nationalism, and patriotism, I’d like to note that...

Conservatism

An Imaginary Edmund Burke

An Imaginary Edmund Burke

It seems everyone wanted to be on the side of progress in the Seventies, but today...

Culture

George Cukor’s “The Women”: Remarry, remake, repeat

George Cukor’s “The Women”: Remarry, remake, repeat

Not that I need one, but the release of Diane English’s remake of The Women is a good...

Zeitgeist

Life as a Trained Monkey

Life as a Trained Monkey

I received a very interesting email from a reader. He said he is helping a friend’s...

Obamania

Ignoble Prizes

Ignoble Prizes

The announcement that Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace took many...

Commerce

The Offshored Economy

The Offshored Economy

In the 20th century, Detroit, Mich., symbolized American industrial might. Today it...

Honor-Killings, Islam, and Christendom

Honor-Killings, Islam, and Christendom

The Koran is explicit on the subject of disciplining women in general and wives in particular, as critics of Islam, former Moslems in particular, observe. And while the Koran may not suggest “honor killing” per se, Islamic societies and culture, as well as its men, have absorbed its sacred injunctions on the subject of women. No wonder a “French” Moslem gouged out his wife’s eyes for refusing sex.

Media

Neocon Whitewash/Conservative Spin

Neocon Whitewash/Conservative Spin

For decades conservative warhorse Reed Irvine churned out his newsletter, Accuracy in...

High Life

Even Billionaires Get the Blues

Even Billionaires Get the Blues

NEW YORK—“Oligarchs brace for a downturn,” screams a New York business headline, a...

Culture

Of Love and War Games

Of Love and War Games

“Do you think you could turn the volume down on that war game you’re playing so I can...

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