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205. Approach (II)

“And if you tell anybody about this, I’ll throw you over that cliff.” This was what a psychiatric nurse said to one of his female...

204. Gathering together (VII)

There was a time when a person accused before the law could claim “privilege of clergy”. If he could read a few passages of the Bible in...

203. Fellowship with men (II)

Ireland, Spain, and Portugal are three countries that attempted to exit history in the 20th century, to take a long vacation from what...

202. The family (VI)

Real stability is not found in a self-conscious attempt to find balance: real stability comes about through going into your instincts and...

201. After completion (VI)

Crime and Punishment tells us that the path to genuine religious experience can only be found in concession to our basest desires. What...

200. Progress (V)

Back in 2017, I noticed that my local park had acquired a shallow ditch and low earth wall. For so long as I could remember—at least...

199. Youthful folly (V)

Robert McNamara was known, in the slang of the time, as a “whizz kid”; he belonged to the punch-card IBM generation that came to...

198. The gentle (IV)

Yesterday, I noted that flirtation is a form of cybernetic feedback loop; in particular, “the neg”, so beloved by pickup artists—a...

197. Gathering together (VI)

In wartime Paris, Ernst Jünger confided to his diary that Hitler’s extermination of the mentally and physically defective would lead to...

196. Conflict (III)

You are a super-special snowflake. There is nobody like you and there never will be—there never was in history, and there never will be...

195. The cauldron (VI)

“I’m just trying to deal with my trauma and practice self-care right now.” In twenty years—if not ten—these words will be foreign to most...

194. Breakthrough

I once attended a party where a girl took my wrist in her hand and drew a symbol on it, a symbol etched in musk from a collection of...

193. Following (II)

After transsexuality, what next? Conservatives, in an attempt at rhetorical manipulation, often say paedophilia—just as they said...

192. Oppression (IV)

Yesterday, I mentioned that transsexual men are quite often alpha males, high achievers who are a little bit autistic—Bruce Jenner would...

191. The corners of the mouth (V)

A few weeks ago, I threw on one of my aunt’s dresses and a sunhat and paraded about the house. “Oooh, I’m just so tired,” I said and...

190. Gathering together (V)

Elon Musk is a man who seems to have perfected the art of leadership. The art of leadership is to make yourself nothing—no-thing. This...

189. Preponderance of the great (III)

Why did Jordan Peterson end up in Russia—Russia, of all places—when he fell ill? He has a strong intellectual interest in Russia: he...

188. Corners of the mouth (IV)

Verhoeven’s 1987 film RoboCop is often taken to be a parable about free market cruelty and hubris. Quite the contrary, RoboCop is about...

187. Enthusiasm (IV)

About four years ago, a wave of trickster energy washed over the West and terminated in Brexit and Trump. The wave has receded, so let us...

186. Holding together (III)

Totalitarianism is always an accusation thrown around political discussion, everyone is totalitarian—liberal totalitarians, Muslim...