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Radioactive Dinosaurs & Writing as Fishing

Posted December 17, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader writes in with two unrelated questions:  In your opinion, what is the best Godzilla movie? I love questions, silly or serious. Every question is a little doorway into the walled garden of truth, big or small. I have several Godzilla flicks that I like. What lawyer does not like Godzilla movies? All the […]

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What Wages Pay the Unpaid Apologists for Utter Evil?

Posted December 16, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader with the celestial yet thaumaturgic name of AstroSorcorer comments on the alliance between the Left and their beloved Jihad, for whom they act as unpaid apologists: I suspect that many of the apologists are also motivated by terror. A coward without virtue will cleave to whoever is the most violent, the most threatening, […]

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Defending Lovecraft (S.T. Joshi replies to Charles Baxter)

Posted December 15, 2014 By John C Wright

This column was brought to my attention by Larry Correia, and I wish to pass the favor on to my readers. Mr Correia in his column was responding, in his incounterfeitable style, to Grimi Wormtongue, son of Gálmód, who, writing for the British printed matter called Guardian, we find busily if frenetically savaging HP Lovecraft […]

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Supermanity and Dehumanity (Complete)

Posted December 13, 2014 By John C Wright

This is one of my longer and older essays on a topic very near and dear to my heart, from 2010, which I reprint for the benefit of any newer readers. I note with considerable satisfaction that there have been more examples in the cinema of comic book or science fiction films since this writing […]

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The Torture and Martyrdom of the Apostles

Posted December 11, 2014 By John C Wright

I thought today would be an edifying time to review the fates of Apostles, which at one time, all Christians knew, in these days inexcusably forgotten. I list them here in order tradition assigns:

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Atheist Coffee and Feminist Envy

Posted December 5, 2014 By John C Wright

This post is originally by past-version John Wright of 2011. But see my note below.   “I would love to see your thoughts on the current dust-up the Atheist community is having (right now) over coffee.” For those of you who have not heard of this case, the fact pattern is this: The young lady […]

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No Word Whose Power to Move is More

Posted December 5, 2014 By John C Wright

This is a Guest Blog by a reader who goes by the pen name of Fail Burton. The words below are his (excpet, of course, the quote at the end, which he quotes).      ***                ***                *** Starting around mid-century there arose simultaneous ideologies with different issues and goals but with a common theme: reconciling […]

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Quote of the Day

Posted December 1, 2014 By John C Wright

Commenting on Humanae Vitae , Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission remarked: “The sexual revolution saw sexuality as something that could be “freed” from the responsibilities of covenant and community. The wreckage is all around us, and the ones who have been hurt the most are women and children. […]

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THE WRIGHT PERSPECTIVE: Unthanksgiving

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

My latest is up at EveryJoe. Sorry about the tasteless girly pictures, but it is the Rightwing way to do what Buzzfeed does. Please stop by and play whackamole with the live-in troll. There is an old Chinese legend of a golden scroll on which the secret of human happiness was written; and sages and […]

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Best Comment Ever

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

The most insightful, balanced, and indeed best comment I have heard on this topic comes from Larry Correia: http://monsterhunternation.com/2014/11/25/the-legalities-of-shooting-people/ I’m writing this blog post because I’ve seen a lot of really ignorant comments from a lot of otherwise intelligent folks about some recent shootings. It is really easy to be swayed by knee jerk emotion, […]

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