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An Argument You Probably Won’t Understand On Why You Should Be For the Wall

The fact is that most Americans have only a vague, hazy intuition what the wall fight is about, if their understanding even extends that far. Trump’s arguments for it are really standard-issue politician’s bullshit. That doesn’t mean he’s wrong. It doesn’t even mean he’s wrong to be bullshitting. Attempts to paint his arguments as […]

Again and Again, They Use

Facebook is an anti-intellectual medium. It mangles expression and cramps thought. Its net effect on human culture is significantly degenerative, but, partly because this is so, it is an important medium, one worth participating in — carefully.

In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, an old friend of mine shared […]

An Outline Toward Turning the Tide

What I am about to say will be of little interest to most readers. I post it here nonetheless, because it might be of interest to some, and because I could not stomach the prospect of typing out something this long in a Facebook comment. If you do happen to find yourself among the […]

A Hasty and Inadequate Introduction to a Serious Problem

I have developed a keen interest in persuading sensible people that Western civilization is an a dire state, that they should take a personal interest in this, and that they can, and should, do something about it.

For my purposes, “sensible people” are Aristotelians (whether they know it or not). In brief, this means […]