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What is a Nation in Nationalism?

The very excellent Efriam Podoksik has a timely paper published in The Journal of Political Philosophy: Volume 25, Number 3, 2017, pp. 303–323. Challenging this dichotomy I suggested a tripartite scheme where nation as a self-sufficient high-culture community is the centre, whereas civic community and ethnic group are its peripheral mutations. Contrary to the common…

Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music

This study from a few years back confirms what genuine music lovers already know to be the general trend in the homogenization of music. Full report in Scientific Reports 2, Article number: 521 (2012). Check out Thoughty2’s popular and rightfully scathing overview below. It was reassuring though to see some under 35s at a recent Pokey LaFarge show, Pokey himself…

Culture, Fate, and Public Policy

The always astute and nuanced John McWhorter’s take on Vance’s Hillbilly Elergy which I’m now ready to dive into having recently spend some time (albeit briefly) in Appalachian country. Hillbilly Elegy throws down a gauntlet to those who shape opinion on inequality and race in this country. Any reader must ask, “If Vance makes sense…

Dear CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, Good Morning America, the Today Show and whatever other news organizations professing to employ people who refer to themselves as Journalists

Open letter from Baton Rouge resident Heather Cross . . . while Louisiana drowns, regressives (and some cucks) continue to wank over (“fiddle while Rome burns”) divisive identity politics and Trump. I think you people are stone cold silent about this flood, because really, there’s no agenda to push. There’s no side to take. cultureLouisianamediaregressive leftsituated cognitionSpontaneous order

Leisure, the Basis of Culture

Leisure lives on affirmation. It is not the same as the absence of activity … or even as an inner quiet. It is rather like the stillness in the conversation of lovers, which is fed by their oneness. A VERY Oakeshottian (and Aristotleian) outlook. H/T to Troy Camplin for this. The reissue, introduced by none…