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From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel

The (“pussy-hatted”) sheep-like disproportionate support offered by the middle and upper classes for the Women’s March, tone-deaf to its Jew-hating leadership, is a now commonplace mainstreamed dissimulation disguised as merely criticism of Israel and buttressed by useful idiots (or shit-puppets as we say in the trailer park). I spent many an hour chatting with Wistrich when…

Penrose + Rogan

I highly recommend Penrose’s classic The Emperor’s New Mind and the follow-up Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness. I had the pleasure of meeting Penrose via an Imperial-based collaborator/chum of mine at an Imperial College lecture soon after the release of TENM. It’s quite extraordinary that Rogan as the proverbial geezer on…

Oakeshott: born on this day

For those who’ve never read that most subtle, cultivated, humane and refined of minds Michael Oakeshott’s concerns resonate as deeply as ever. For the novice, I’d recommend his mid-career Rationalism in Politics, a most elegant collection of essays. A more difficult, but for me the vital underpinning cutting across all his work, is his equally elegant and…