Musings Archive

The Superversive World of Harry Potter

Posted February 2, 2016 By John C Wright

Amazing what you can find on the Internet. Here is an article I wrote two years ago which I frankly have no memory of writing, nor was it listed in my list of published works: but it is clearly mine. It was published by the same fine fellows, Intercollegiate Review, who published my seminal article […]

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Congratulate me, for the first draft of my latest book, GREEN KNIGHT’S SQUIRE, was finished last night. It is my first attempt at a juvenile, and tells the story of Gilberec Moth, a sixteen year old from North Carolina, who is unpopular with students and administrators alike because he tells the truth fights for the weak, but […]

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The Windrose of Political Heresy

Posted January 29, 2016 By John C Wright

I once proposed a two dimensional political spectrum with orthodox Christianity, otherwise known as the truth, at the center of the x-axis and y-axis like  a lighthouse, and concentric rings issuing outward to show the distance from orthodox thought. In each direction the dominant thought of that direction eventually displaces Christian thought, and ends in nihilism, […]

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The Great Charter of the Daughters

Posted January 27, 2016 By John C Wright

News from our leftwing friends in Denmark: A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant. The teenager told police that she was attacked in central Sønderborg on Wednesday at around 10pm by a dark-skinned English-speaking man. She said the […]

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The Lamps Go Out

Posted January 23, 2016 By John C Wright

St Elijah’s monastery stood on the outskirts of Mosul for 1,400 years, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. It was been razed to the ground by the Islamic State: “Bulldozers, heavy equipment, sledgehammers, possibly explosives turned those stone walls into this field of gray-white dust. They destroyed it completely,” [Stephen Wood] said from his Colorado […]

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Our Distant Cousins by Lord Dunsany

Posted January 14, 2016 By John C Wright

I had discovered the writings of Lord Dunsany in my school library in college. This editions were raced with the Sidney H. Sime illustrations, which, to my mind, are as much a part of reading Lord Dunsany as the illustrations of John R. Neill are an integral part of the experience of reading L. Frank […]

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Why I Like Christendom

Posted January 13, 2016 By John C Wright

I like Christendom because we have cool doors! (There are other reasons, of course.) A reader (and houseguest, and alum, and one of the numberless army of unverified Milo Yiannopoloi of Twitgate) with the erudite but doughty name of Scholar-at-Arms sent this pic, noting the resemblance to the doors of Moria in Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

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EveryJoe Column: End of Unreason

Posted January 12, 2016 By John C Wright

Here are some snippets from my weekly EveryJoe column: I propose a New Year’s Resolution, not for myself, but for the world. Let us, all together, make 2016 the Year of Reason, when logic came back from its long exile in human affairs and was restored to its proper throne in the human soul. Let […]

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#JeSuisMilo Part Deux

Posted January 9, 2016 By John C Wright

Milo says: Twitter’s hate speech policy is that they hate speech. More on Twitterbraingate: Sign the petition and help right this social media injustice! The Twitter employee who made the decision was finally identified: a Morlock who took exception to an anti-feminist message by Milo. So it was just an arbitrary insult delivered by a leftnut […]

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Guest Column THE COMEDIANS

Posted January 9, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader sent me this letter, which, with his permission, I reprint here as a guest column and review of this book. Note that Moorlockery, Social Justice, Postmodernism, Postrationalism, Self-Important Holier-Than-Thou Jabberwocky, Cultural Marxism, Coprophagy, or whatever you want to call this moral and mental disease that has corrupted our society not only destroys comic books […]

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