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Musteline yet Lacking a Male Member

Posted August 30, 2014 By John C Wright

A comment by Brad R. Torgersen about a recent unsightly eructation at the Guardian http://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/when-ignorant-snobs-attack/ The piece he criticizes so sharply and ably is here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/aug/29/space-opera-new-guardians-of-the-galaxy-ancillary-justice You may read it if you wish, although I recommend against it. The column is the vaporings of a stranger to the science fiction field applauding the applause given […]

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Nobody Expects

Posted August 29, 2014 By John C Wright

I read this article in the Community Digital News, which reports an attack by an angry mob against a group of Mohammedans. http://www.commdiginews.com/world-news/europe/muslims-flee-northern-ireland-to-escape-anti-islam-violence-18836/

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An Unspoken Assumption

Posted August 27, 2014 By John C Wright

Over at Vox Popoli, this was part of the discussion. A reader there commented: “I remember my Zen teacher (an American who was deeply immersed in Japanese culture, one of the first generation of top-level Zen teachers in America) remarking once ~30 years ago that in Japanese culture it is simply assumed that if a […]

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Plutoyperetonism in its Proper Place

Posted August 25, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader with the inattentive, fraternal, amorous yet equine name of Distracted Brony asks: Mr. Wright, I have learned a lot from your blog about the evils of socialism and other such wealth-redistribution ideologies. But I have not learned much about the possible corruptions and other problems of free-market systems. It would be nice to […]

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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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