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Red Pill Blues

Red Pill Blues

Do I get downhearted? Yes I do. You think it’s easy, living on the red pill? In that...

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Sorry, Ladies: The Great Chain of CultMarx

Sorry, Ladies: The Great Chain of CultMarx

From the police blotter: New York City police have arrested a man wanted for raping a...

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One Cheer for Meritocracy

One Cheer for Meritocracy

I have just finished reading David Lebedoff’s 2008 book The Same Man: George Orwell...

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Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

You can’t faze a New Yorker.  After all these years in the Big Apple, I really should...

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Of Meth and Men

Of Meth and Men

A few columns ago I mentioned in passing that the Mrs. and I had been watching Breaking...

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A Fate of Ice and Fire

A Fate of Ice and Fire

The title I wanted for my 2009 call to pessimism was We Are Doomed, Doomed. The...

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Shame’s Cathedral

Shame’s Cathedral

I’ll admit I went to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum with a bad attitude. Why are we...

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Two Bad Answers

Two Bad Answers

Wednesday this week marks the 25th anniversary of the Chinese army’s retaking...

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Reason is Racism, Ignorance Is Strength

Reason is Racism, Ignorance Is Strength

After all these years of bloviating, I still can’t tell in advance what will get...

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Confessions of a Middlebrow

Confessions of a Middlebrow

So I was in the downstairs study, idly surfing the Web while the Mrs. watched TV in the...

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We Shall Overspend!

We Shall Overspend!

Hope, our grandmothers told us, makes a good breakfast, but a poor supper. My guess is...

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Children of Wrath

Children of Wrath

One summer’s day 32 years ago, during a spell of employment at the U.K. offices of...

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On the Road

On the Road

That was me last week. It was a doubleheader. Sunday the 20th I flew to Tucson for the...

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While We’re at It

While We’re at It

Retired SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens wants to amend the U.S. Constitution, I...

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