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Posts in category “Ideas”

Our Coming War Of Religion

The Mythological, the Technological, and the ‘strong gods’ of post-Christianity

Posted October 17th, 2019

Leszek Kolakowski’s Warning

Anticipating and resisting ‘a totalitarianism of immediate gratification’

Posted July 8th, 2019

Cultural Marxism: Enemy Of Real Marxism?

A philosophical Marxist’s lament

Posted July 4th, 2019

Absence Of Fear

‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’

Posted April 30th, 2019

Roxane Gay And The Fragilistic Left

Is it just her, or are a lot of liberals pompous, neurotic, and intolerant?

Posted April 25th, 2019

Submission And Liberation In Ireland

An American cosmopolitan glimpses the value of surrendering to an older way of life

Posted April 12th, 2019

The Thought Crimes Of Roger Scruton

Philosopher says Britons ‘are being cowed into abject conformity’

Posted April 11th, 2019

A Priest Defends Jordan Peterson

He says that what Peterson offers is an understanding fundamental to all societies

Posted April 6th, 2019

The Unromantic Jordan Peterson

A Christian critic says Peterson does not counter the neoliberal sexual ethic, but reinforces it

Posted April 5th, 2019

Jordan Peterson & His Mission

At Liberty University, the psychologist makes a moving prayer request

Posted March 31st, 2019

Tennis, Technocracy & Servitude

Decline and fall: American teenager puts down his racket and picks up a joystick

Posted March 27th, 2019

Learning From Bad People And Bad Ideas

The difficult art of discerning when liars are telling the truth, and evil people have something valuable to say

Posted March 24th, 2019

Beating The Cultural Revolution

What we’re living through isn’t ‘socialism’ per se — but it echoes one of the worst periods of socialist tyranny

Posted March 8th, 2019

Jordan Peterson & Tyler Cowen

On cognitive ability, the Book of Exodus, and the wickedness of human resources departments

Posted March 4th, 2019

Beating Back The Millennial Darkness

His job is meaningless. He has no wife or kids. He doesn’t believe in God. What should he do?

Posted February 26th, 2019

Failing On The Right

She left conservatism for right-wing ideology — and caused untold damage in her life

Posted December 4th, 2018

Advice For A Weary Ghost

The terrible counsel a Millennial burnout gets from Ask Polly — and some good alternatives

Posted November 28th, 2018