Deep Thoughts

Beyond Translation

The key to a successful career in any modern bureaucracy, it seems to me, is the mastery o...

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Nothing Is Safe From Resentment

The grim corollary of what I have called human nature’s difficult need for esteem is tha...

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America’s Delusional Self-Destructiveness

Progressives and their neocon brethren have been predictably outraged this week, because a...

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The Media’s Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds

A few weeks ago, when a virginal loser with a gopher’s ass for a beard shot up the offic...

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Attack of the Psychic Latina!

I’ve spent a great deal of my life hearing from people who supposedly know what I’m th...

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Why Is The World Getting Dumber?

I hate to concede the possibility that Bob Dylan was ever right about anything, but I will...

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Duty to Others in an Age of Individuals

There is a striking passage in Edith Hamilton’s study The Echo of Greece (1957) that rea...

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Will Prostitution Become Legal in America?

In a recent op-ed for The Washington Times, Grazie Pozo Christie takes feminists to task f...

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In Defense of Degeneracy

How long have I been asleep that I woke up and suddenly the Alt-Right wants to go full Ami...

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Bertrand Cantat

From the Cell to the Stage

Concerts by a singer called Bertrand Cantat in Paris were canceled recently because the or...

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Pope Francis

Maxims for Life, an Antidote to Hope: Part Two

Morality is a mixed thing. “Do we really want peace?” Pope Francis asks on Twitter. B...

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Lies and Literature

The first writer of supposedly classic status whom I ever read was W.W. Jacobs. He is not ...

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The Age of Expert Ignorance

Last year Tom Nichols, an ardent Never Trump Republican, published a popular book called T...

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A Question of Quackery

One cannot blame anyone for having failed to do the impossible, but the fact is, roughly s...