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Red is a Mean Mean Colour

Taking opportunity to use today to reassess my twitter feed. If you’re implying that working-class voters are thick, heartless, or fascist, or blindly believe what media tells them, then I’m unfollowing on grounds of general bad judgement (and feel free to reciprocate) — Kathleen Stock (@Docstockk) December 13, 2019 Comrades, the Five Year Plan was…

Michael Oakeshott: born on this date

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…

British Labour and the Socialism of Fools: The Return of Left-Wing Antisemitism

Peter C. Grosvenor’s review essay in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics Volume 25, 2019 – Issue 2: 240-245 (Corrected for spelling). Sadly there are many dhimmi–“Funktionshäftling”-like Jews that comprise the Regressive Left, their silence on this issue highlighting their mauvaise foi. That Labour has an antisemitism problem is beyond dispute There is nothing new about left-wing antisemitism,…

Bowie’s Bookshelf

Pretty naff cover what with the Aladdin Sane lightening bolt layered over a decent photo. The UK cover is better. Anyway, the books (and periodicals) have a strong dose both of sophisticated and pretty basic humour, counterposed by books of philosophical interest, especially if one is wary of regressive Leftism. The following are the most…

Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom: 1930-2019 “Harold Bloom.” Contemporary Authors, Gale, 2018. The Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Harold Bloom is perhaps the best-known literary critic in America today, as well as one of the most controversial. Describing the influence of the past upon poetry as a relationship of conflict, Bloom’s writings have consistently contradicted mainstream…

The Jews and Capitalism

The always provocative Walter Block’s rumination from a few years back in Psychology Today on a species of what I term the “dhimmi” Jew. This is also related to what Gad Saad has termed as Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome. Bosch FawstincapitalismFriedrich HayekJewsOstrich Parasitic Syndromeregressive leftRobert Nozickwalter block