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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…

Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio

Jonathan Pie’s (Tom Walker) brutal and delicious scathing of regressives of all stripes but his full on excoriation (from around 36:30) is reserved for the regressive Left — check it out. (If this is blocked, it’s available here, at least for the time being). free speechhumourjonathan pieregressive leftsatiretom walker

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Coming soon from this OZ-based outfit. This film will get the regressives and others under the spell of Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome riled up of course — nice! The producers are still accepting donations. blasphemyChristopher Hitchensgad saadislamm103Maajid NawazOstrich Parasitic Syndromepolitics and religionregressive leftsam harris

It was the third of September

A classic of funkedelia and social commentary that the groovy set were/and still are tone deaf to. Some insight into it’s recording can be found here.   acid funkacid soulBarrett Strongdennis edwardsLarry Eldernorman whitfieldregressive lefttemptations

Tragic Sense Of Life

One doesn’t have to be Catholic, an existentialist, Spanish, nor indeed even a “believer” of any sort, to appreciate Miguel de Unamuno. One only needs an appreciation of a distinctive quality of mind — but that intellectual virtue, what with the prevailing lazy abridgments characteristic of ideologues, usually squawking the loudest — is in short supply…

Rob Haskell

Today marks the death of my chum Rob Haskell. With hindsight, so much of what Rob told me in his last two years (in person and telephonically) reveals just how profoundly hurt he was: a hurt perpetrated not just by departmental bullies but also by a cowardly lack of gumption in coming to his defence…

David Murray

I was lucky enough to have had David Murray as one of my tutors at Birkbeck who I’ve only just discovered, died two years ago (I don’t think I’d any idea that he was originally a Canuck). Here is his obituary in the FT and Toocool2betrue along with a squib from the Edmonton Journal, and so far as…

Taleb in conversation with Cowen

The sound is not great but it is clear enough to discombobulate the regressive university clerisy, i.e. those rent-seeking IYI parasites! Get a degree from school, but become an autodidact. No.Education was, at some point great, fast becoming rent-seeking for a group of parasites IYIs who indoctrinate our youths. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) September…