Musings Archive

Genetics and Hooey

Posted September 29, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader asks: “If race and genetics has nothing to do with culture, then where does culture come from?” I have a friend who believes in astrology. She asks in the same bewildered tone as yours, “If fates and personality do not come from the stars, then where does it come from?” In both cases, […]

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Equality, Collectivism, Barbarism

Posted September 29, 2016 By John C Wright

I reader whose opinions I do not dismiss has pressed upon me the argument that unchecked immigration of unassimilated immigrants is a danger to the Union, to our way of life, and the West. I entirely agree. He identifies the horrid but empty concept that goes by the name diversity as the main justification used by […]

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What is America?

Posted September 28, 2016 By John C Wright

A certain idea of late, so dishonest and at the same time so absurd, and absurdly un-American, has fascinated if not possessed the minds of gentlemen whose accomplishments in other fields I honestly admire, I think it only fitting to state as briefly as possible why I reject the idea wholly, in all its parts and applications. Rather […]

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First Presidential Debate

Posted September 27, 2016 By John C Wright

My opinion, in case anyone should ask, is that Donald Trump won the debate against Lester Holt on points, but that on overall appearance and comportment, Trump did not win. That is, everything Trump said was correct, but how he said it seemed undignified and unbecoming of someone running for high office. I believe Secretary […]

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Occam’s Razor and the Beard of the Philosopher

Posted September 24, 2016 By John C Wright

This is the too-long did not read version of a previous column. I write in in hopes that the many people who have misunderstood my point will understand if earnestly asked. In the following argument, no claim is being made that inexplicable things are explicable. No claim is being made that the atheist model is […]

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Decius Revisited

Posted September 14, 2016 By John C Wright

The same author who penned the excellent ‘Flight 93’ election article responds to his critics. Please note that the critic’s criticism are all Leftwing in tactics and tone, that is, personal attacks, attacks, attacks, and attacks, without an ounce of wit or substance. I have said before: we live in a Dark Ages. Before Trump, […]

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Chesterton on Honor

Posted September 14, 2016 By John C Wright

The American Civil War was a real war between two civilizations. It will affect the whole history of the world. There were great and good men, on both sides, who knew it would affect the whole history of the world. Yet the great majority of Englishmen know nothing about it, or only know the things […]

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Video Break!

Posted September 13, 2016 By John C Wright

I was writing a scene that takes place near the supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way, and typed a search term into Google to find any true but fascinating astronomical tidbits I might be able to use. Not long ago, I was so flabbergasted by some of the real astronomical wonders […]

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One Small Question for Never Trumpeters

Posted September 13, 2016 By John C Wright

I have an honest question for any of my disgruntled brothers among the GOP who have decided for whatever reason that it is better to withhold your vote and throw the election to Hillary, rather than compromise your principles and vote for a man who promises an end to unconstitutional, imperial government; an end to […]

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Flight 93 Election by Publius

Posted September 12, 2016 By John C Wright

From the Claremont Review. If you are lukewarm on Trump, or opposed to him, this column is required reading, and may be the most important thing you read this year. I reproduce the whole thing. 

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