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Liturgy of Liberalism

Adrian Vermeule’s review of Ryszard Legutko’s The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies.   Adrian VermeuleAge of EnlightenmentdemocracyfreedomLiberalismPolitical philosophyRyszard Legutkototalitarianism

Skin in the Game

In light of the election result I’m amazed by the intelligentsia’s profound tone deafness in the run up to what has just occurred. As I’ve said umpteen times before (deploying surfing analogy), they superficially look at the swell and not the undercurrents. One can’t help feeling a little schadenfreude (I made a few bob at the…

Vulgar cynicism and “soft” McCarthyism

H/T to Yanis Varoufakis for highlighting Srećko Horvat’s The Cyber-War on Wikileaks. (I was critical of the diplomatic leaks of a few years back but have now changed my mind given how unabashed and cunningly mendacious these bad actors are along with their complicitous presstitutes and tenured apologists). I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the Ecuadorian Embassy democracyhackingJulian Assangeregressive…