How do we love you, let us count the ways! Nanda, it’s good to have you on Ricochet, even on a temporary basis, & it’s great we’ve got the chance to talk to you here. Let us know a bit about the upcoming celebrations. Happy Birthday! You’re the top!
Whatever. My wife brought me salt cracker and hommous. That stuff is delicious! It’s guacamole for people who don’t even avocado.
From Albion’s Seed to Mr. Trump, a Tocquevillian tour with Mr. Poulos–race is in it, religion is in it, & democracy. It’s really good writing. I’m now listening to Democracy in America on audiobook–the first English translation is on librivox, by the way–& I was thinking about the difference between … Continue reading
Wow! No one with anything to say. And we have such rich material to talk about. Must be SOMETHING someone wants to put up. Nanda has celebrated her first anniversary as an honourary Marine. That’s noteworthy. I am still working in Albuquerque. NM medicine seems kind of sad – at … Continue reading
Mr. Lawler writes about redefining conservatism in light of the Trump phenomenon: What too many Republicans have missed, in fact, is that lots of Americans have experienced this “progress” as loss of the secure safety nets that have cushioned them from being merely part of a meritocracy based on productivity. On … Continue reading
You may get some fails or delays or something. Going to update some stuff so I can upgrade other stuff.
Here’s my new essay on Heinlein & it’s secretively saying all sorts of things about American freedom! America was supposed to be a land of philosophy or a race of philosophers. American government was founded as a government of philosophers: It is the only government that prohibited tying a man’s … Continue reading
Reflecting on the Dallas terrorist attack on civil order, I am hopeful of the response yet wary of the outcome. Everyone will be very restrained for at least 48 hours. Then the cries will come against white racism and the need to disarm as if nothing had happened that was … Continue reading
Folks, this is something about populism I posted on Ricochet–I started thinking about what some of the members were saying there–what’s at stake seems to me to concern the Reagan coalition, how it is falling apart, & what may be done & expected to happen in future. The discussion brought out … Continue reading
For years we have had the liberal/conservative, red state/blue state party/independent, mushy middle and the fabulous group of utter precious folk, the celebrated ‘undecided voters’ , who after being bombarded for a year with information, propaganda and screaming just cannot decide until they walk into the voting booth. We used … Continue reading