Berlin, Germany

Little Platoons of Monomaniacs

What you deem to have been recent depends very much on your age. What is recent to an old man is prehistory to the young. To me, the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe seems but yesterday, though I have to admit that there are people now, even professors, for whom that downfall, and what preceded it, is no more vivid than, say, the War of Jenkins’ Ear or the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji. Political figures who once strode my imagination like colossi, for example François Duvalier, Papa Doc, are barely known even as a name to otherwise well-informed youngsters. Some years ago, I gave a ...

New York, September 11

Trust, but Verify

If the mainstream media won’t tell you the truth about the President’s age-driven mental decline until forced to spill the beans by a debate on live TV, can you trust them not ...

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

Climate Change Movement Goes to Court — Will Judges Ban Fossil Fuels?

Things aren't going well at all for the global warming crusaders. Despite hundreds of billions of tax dollars spent on green energy over the past decade, the world and America ...

Suicide Watch

Something unexpected has been going on with suicide rates over the past half decade. First, though, some background: It is widely assumed by many people who don’t pay close ...

Soft on Crime, Soft in the Head

Following last week’s column on Alex Jones and his “boo-hoo the feds are after me” Crybaby Tour ’24, I heard from several readers (via my Substack) who slammed my sympathy ...

It’s a Crime

If anyone should wonder why traditional parties have lost their hold in some European countries, they could do worse than read David Fraser’s short book Britain, Tough on ...

Caitlin Clark

The Caitlin Conundrum

When thuggishness damaged the appeal of the National Basketball Association around the turn of the century, the executive leadership eventually took successful steps to rein it ...

Alex Jones

Alex Jones: Man of the State

With Alex Jones on a moany-moan “goodbye cruel world” tour, I thought I’d devote a couple of columns to that carbuncle on the ass of the internet as he faces the potential ...

How Does Your Garden Grow? Upon the Corpses of Millions

I have recently been scribbling elsewhere about the complete non-topics of “racist gardening” and (sigh) “multihorticulturalism,” subjects that suddenly sprouted back into ...

Remains to Be Seen

If the Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa had not been hanged on charges trumped up by the brutal military and kleptocratic regime of General Sani Abacha, in 1995, himself to die in ...

Tucker Carlson

Tucker’s Tome

Because I’ve been on the road promoting my anthology Noticing, I decided to review Tucker Carlson’s anthology of his journalism, The Long Slide. Unlike with me, writing an ...

Michel de Nostredame

Propheting From Disaster

With the recent 80th-anniversary celebrations of D-Day, it seems an appropriate time for us all to ask ourselves, when will World War III begin? As soon as 18 June, apparently. So ...

‘Bridgerton’ and Civicide

Alain Delon says that modern culture is “hideous.” Yet there is constant talk of “progress.” Progress is often defined in modern terms as the absence of authority. Yet ...

Nazis in Moderation

This week’s column will start self-indulgently and then brilliantly segue into something of greater import. Or so I’m telling myself as I down the rum. Last week a Twitter ...


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