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Old Nick

The surgeon, clad in a brown calfskin smock, takes his medium saw—it has a dull blade—and begins to hack the left leg off the cadaver...

491. Holding together (V)

A recurrent problem for the right is that the major state-owned broadcasters and media complexes within their countries, such as the BBC...

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The object lies in the Eagle Nebula, but it is not in a place you see with telescopes—although it can be seen with the mind. It is a...

490. Gathering together (XIII)

If you encounter anyone influenced by Nietzsche they will almost always say, “I’m not a Nietzschean. There is no such thing as a...

489. Possession in great measure (VII)

A common debate occurs over whether or not we live in Orwell’s world or Huxley’s world—do we live in 1984 or Brave New World? Put another...

488. Following (V)

If you follow any Christian writer—even tame Christians, such as Rod Dreher or Ross Douthat—you will see, sooner or later, a reference to...

487. The joyous (IX)

Behind the waterfall is a maiden and before the waterfall there is a large flat rock with three red spots on it, three blood drops from...

Kernels: Lacan, Jung, and the Hindoos

I. This article will argue that Jacques Lacan, CG Jung, and the Hindoos all hit upon a common way to understand consciousness through...

486. The well (VI)

Scott Adams, the cartoonist, wonders why people have a negative view as regards George Soros—how can they believe that Soros wants to...

485. Deliverance (VIII)

GK Chesterton once said that mathematicians and chess players go mad, whereas poets do not—or rarely do so, anyway. He was wrong about...

484. Keeping still (X)

It is pretty much a boilerplate position for the right to complain about the “long march through the institutions”—and it has been so for...

483. Possession in great measure (VI)

“The left can’t meme,” says the 4chan enthusiast. “Oh yeah, how come they’re in power? How come everyone is indoctrinated with leftist...

482. Possession in great measure (V)

It used to be said that libertarians are autistic. The basis for this was that libertarians will do things like assess the need for a...

Did somebody say Slavoj Žižek (again)?

1. I received my copy of Slavoj Žižek’s Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? from Boris Johnson; he handed it to me in the school chapel in...

481. Following (IV)

I do not care about mask mandates, some people do—some people have built their entire identity, as with resistance to vaccines, around...

480. Pushing upward (IX)

Why is it that parents and children often feel a certain ambivalence towards each other, whereas grandparents and grandchildren form a...

479. Biting through (VII)

If you accept that it is possible to alter consciousness through various forms of gnosis—often poetry or philosophy—then the history of...

478. The gentle (X)

The man most associated with the now-defunct alt-right is Richard Spencer, a beefy former PhD student with a characteristically “fashy”...

477. The clinging (X)

There is definitely such a thing as a “Hitler-worshipper” in a way there just is not a “Lenin-worshipper” or a “Stalin-worshipper” or...

The Lightning and the Sun

“Many the wonders, but none stranger than man,” observed the Greeks—and they might as well have added “and woman” too, for certainly...