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Victory

Posted September 15, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader named VunderGuyasks how we Christians and our allies among all men of goodwill shall win the Culture Wars? How do we especially take back Hollywood? How do we take back academia? How do we take back the publishing world? Another reader, Brain Niemeier, speaking on another topic, nonetheless answered this question so well, […]

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Your Book of Gold

Posted September 12, 2014 By John C Wright

A guy with the vunderbar name of VunderGuy takes a frustrated pen in hand and writes: Even great authors like you, Vox Day, and Larry are relatively obscure, so what’s a chump like me to do to have an impact, ESPECIALLY as a writer? All Saint Veronica did was wipe the face of Christ with […]

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Saint James Matamoros, Open the Eyes of the Blind

Posted September 11, 2014 By John C Wright

This is a reprint of material essays previously appearing in this space on this date, for the benefit of any readers who missed them the first time, and in memory of those who died this day: I have three questions: What is this war? Who is the enemy? How shall it be fought? WHAT IS […]

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The Wright Perspective: New Wave Utopias

Posted September 11, 2014 By John C Wright

My latest is up at Every Joe: http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/09/10/lifestyle/best-utopian-world-science-fiction-raising-family/ We continue our leisurely tour through the Utopian worlds proposed by science fiction with an eye to which one would be best for raising a family. I should mention my reason for using childrearing rather than sightseeing or adventuring as the touchstone for selecting a society to […]

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On Inspiration

Posted September 9, 2014 By John C Wright

I am asked a rather difficult question. It is not difficult because it is unclear, but, rather, it is difficult because so many modern assumptions about the nature of mind and body are unexamined, and, upon examination, are unsound. A reader with the addictive yet intellectual name of Concept Junkie asks: Are you suggesting the […]

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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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