Soul, Man

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Europe’s War of Contrition

Sometimes a picture isn’t just worth 1,000 words, but 1,000 years of history.  This tableau, justly famous already, depicts (with only slight exaggeration) the future […]

The ‘Perpetual Dread’ of the Left

As the first bloody spasm of liberalism’s utopian convulsions, the French Revolution is rife with antecedents.  Portrait of an Average Woman, Christian Zweig’s masterful biography […]

Deep Thoughts

Never mind what you’ve read here, or here.  The “deep state” doesn’t exist. But don’t take my word for it. The Nation says so, based on […]

Whiteness is All – Pt 2

The very thoughtful Thomas Chatterton Williams,  who I quoted in yesterday’s post about Ta-Nehisi Coates, has his own response to Coates’ Atlantic essay in The […]

Whiteness is All?

The latest installment of The Confessions of Saint Ta-Nehisi Coates, appearing yesterday in The Atlantic, takes the form of a jeremiad against the iniquities of […]

Journalism 0-1

Journalism—the “professional” kind, the sort taught at the Columbia School of Journalism—is dead.  Yet, zombie-like, it shambles on, eating the brains of both its consumers […]

Looking Without Seeing

Fans of the fantastic HBO series “Westworld” (the second season of which just started) will know that when one of the cyborg “hosts” encounters something that […]

Hear ‘Ye, Hear ‘Ye

A few months ago, Dave Rubin (one of the best podcast interviewers on YouTube ) spoke with the African-American writer and producer Candace Owens about […]

Greatness of Sowell

The amazing Thomas Sowell influenced me deeply when I was a young man, and at 87 he is still going strong. The first part of […]


A few weeks ago, in my northwest Washington D.C. neighborhood, I witnessed a most curious motorcade driving down Connecticut Avenue, transporting what appeared to be […]