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Distributionism vs Plutoyperetonism

Posted August 22, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader asked me my opinion of Distributionism, which is GK Chesterton’s tentative venture into economic philosophy. For better or worse, my take on Distributism is uniformly and unabashedly negative. You see, I had studied economics for many a year before I stumbled across the writings of Mr Chesterton, and I found him wise and […]

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A Thought-Experiment in Criticism

Posted August 21, 2014 By John C Wright

Read the following and tell me if there is anything flawed or odd or uncouth about the approach or attitude it portrays? Tomorrow I will be attending GenCon, the biggest table-top gaming convention in the United States. Held in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is four fun-filled days in celebration of the art and hobby of role-playing. […]

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The International Lord of Hate v Smugwhiner von Sneer

Posted August 21, 2014 By John C Wright

Larry Correia, man among men, take the time to dismantle the filthy lies and maggoty madness of a subterranean dwarf, or Nibelung, named A. A. George, who, on behalf of my publisher Tor, and in the name of Tor, accuses all gamers in general and GenCon in particular of being racists. Mr Correia in hiphigh […]

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The Wright Perspective: Arguments for Everything and Nothing

Posted August 21, 2014 By John C Wright

My latest is up at Every Joe. http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/08/20/politics/existence-of-god-rational-arguments/ So why do Progressives pretend there are no rational arguments for the existence of God? The various arguments in favor of the existence of God and the truth of Christ do not find favor among secular, that is, antichristian philosophers of this generation. However, such arguments are […]

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Definition of Fascism

Posted August 14, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader with the vunderful name of Vunder Guy writes and asks: Speaking of, what is the actual definition of fascism (just plain old fascism without the racial hatred) and communism, and what makes them both different from each other? Other folk (including Paul Johnson and Tom Simon) have already answered this question with clarity […]

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The Wright Perspective: Anti-Ideas and Newspeak

Posted August 13, 2014 By John C Wright

My latest is up at Every Joe: http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/08/13/politics/leftist-anti-ideas-newspeak/ The previous columns have proposed that civilization believes in truth, virtue, beauty, reason and romance, in liberty and salvation, whereas the Morlocks destroying civilization say that opinions are arbitrary, values are personal, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, reason is untrustworthy, and monogamy is oppression […]

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The Crazy Years and their Empty Moral Vocabulary

Posted August 13, 2014 By John C Wright

Below is a reprint of an article of mine from 2010. It pains me to read the line where I spoke of the sovietization of the health care system as an event that had not yet come to pass.   In Robert Heinlein’s famed ‘Future History’ he constructed an elaborate timeline of thing to come, […]

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Quotha: Argumentum ad Awesomesauce

Posted August 8, 2014 By John C Wright

Guillermo del Toro gave us Idris Elba rocket punching Godzillas with a giant Voltron. Your argument is invalid. Today’s quote. The italics is NPR (National Panhandler Radio) preaching racism and racebaiting and nodarnfun-for-noone. The bold print is from the bold Larry Correia, author of HARD MAGIC and MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL, as well as being a […]

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The Wright Perspective: The Seven Bad Ideas of Leftism

Posted August 6, 2014 By John C Wright

My Latest is up at Every Joe, written in my normal balanced, calm, dispassionate, Spocklike — er – – oh, no, wait, here I am in full-throated full-bore bellowing Jeremiad mode, a frantic image in my camel hair coat, hair floating, eyes glittering with hellfire and heavenly lightingbolts, words like lamps of flame escaping the […]

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FW &SF, or, On Faith and Works in Science Fiction

Posted August 1, 2014 By John C Wright

The fine folks at First Peter Five web journal (or 1P5 to you) asked me to contribute an essay explaining if and how and why my faith influences my science fiction writing. The editor asked to to answer in a thousand words or less, but we all know that was not going to happen. The […]

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