3148B638-1228-41E2-82AD-3E355EA7FF05.jpe

Xenopol

 
Search

476. Oppression (IX)

Anyone who wants you to think in a racial way about the world will, sooner or later, say: “What if you were in Africa and you were with a...

475. The abysmal (VI)

A common sentiment expressed by the most religious Catholics and rightists in general is that women who have abortions deeply regret the...

474. Retreat (XIII)

I live in a village that has been swallowed by a suburb, so you can walk from here—over a motorway bridge—for fifteen solid miles to the...

473. Peace (VII)

The late Robert Bly, who originated the mythopoetic men’s movement, once told a story of a young man who called up his father late one...

472. The taming power of the great (II)

“Treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen.” This old saw sums up every insight into relations between men and women to be plucked from various PUA...

471. The arousing (IV)

In an event that is sure to be repeated, a celebrity in the neo-masculinity movement, “the manosphere”, Jack Murphy, has been exposed for...

470. Development (XIII)

The room is in southern France. You will find it in blanched terrain, long-baked by the sun—goat terrain, hardscrabble terrain. The place...

Mishima’s death

In November 1970, the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, along with four companions, seized a commandant’s office on a Japanese army base....

469. Innocence (VI)

“Why can’t you have empathy for those poor people in the Channel?” asks a very concerned girl, after seeing a picture of a drowned child...

468. The power of the great (XVI)

It is a simple fact, well known to anyone who examines the matter for a moment, that radical right politics attracts mentally unstable...

467. The cauldron (IX)

A point made by Hannah Arendt in her The Origins of Totalitarianism is that people suffer the greatest attacks and persecutions when they...

The Origins of Totalitarianism revisited

1. At least one major source for contemporary progressive liberal views—for “wokeness”—can be found in Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of...

466. The taming power of the great

Long ago, in the 19th century, in a hamlet near the Himalayas, there lived a small Indian boy who was fascinated by the elephants he saw...

465. Increase (VI)

I dislike irony. The term itself could be taken to be saying the opposite of what you mean, another way to say that the ironist is a...

464. Retreat (XII)

Personally, I am against dictionaries. The dictionary, so far as it goes, is a relatively new innovation; it goes back to the 18th...

The banality of evil

The phrase “the banality of evil” has become a cliché, and this is entirely ironic because the term was coined by Hannah Arendt in her...

463. Darkening of the light (IX)

Well come now, does not all this dwelling on death—on the event you will never experience—strike you as a little bit morbid? All this...

462. Development (XII)

For many years during my childhood, every Christmas seemed to bring a repeat showing of the 1993 film Alive!—and I think everyone who...

461. Preponderance of the small (VIII)

Truth and honesty amount to different concepts: from about the 14th century—when, as it happens, many words in English started to shift...

Maps of Meaning

The key to understand this book is the phrase, a recurrent phase throughout, “the unbearable present”. This is a book about a flight from...