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The Wright Perspective: The Utopias of SF – The Crazy Years

Posted September 17, 2014 By John C Wright

My latest is up at Every Joe: http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/09/17/lifestyle/utopias-science-fiction-best-world-raise-family/ Most imaginary worlds are interesting places to read about, but few are places one would like to live. We continue our look at the Utopias of Science Fiction with an eye to which perfect world is the best place to live and raise a family. In our […]

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Advert for ‘reliable workers’ banned as discrimination

Posted September 17, 2014 By John C Wright

‘Tis a sad day when news is indistinguishable from parody. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7079231/Advert-for-reliable-workers-banned-as-discrimination-by-Jobcentre-Plus.html) Nicole Mamo, 48, wanted to post an advert for a £5.80-an-hour domestic cleaner on her local Jobcentre Plus website. The text of the advert ended by stating that any applicants for the post ”must be very reliable and hard-working”. But when Ms Mamo called […]

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Crossexamined by the Honey Badger Brigade

Posted September 17, 2014 By John C Wright

Here is the link of my interview with the fine ladies of the Honey Badgers, who are ardent anti-feminists hence pro-women. I was delighted to find such specimens still existed, but I was only able to speak from the depth of a cave, as you will detect from the audio quality. http://honeybadgerbrigade.com/2014/09/16/badger-pod-nerdcast-10-the-social-justice-invasion-of-scififantasy/  

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The Superversive Literary Movement Stakes its First Claim

Posted September 15, 2014 By John C Wright

Intercollegiate Review has published a column wherein I wrest the glory of Harry Potter out of the grasping, flabby-fingered, pallid, moist, wormlike, and malodorous hands of the Leftwingers. I hope I will be forgiven if I think my opening line sounds like Chesterton: In reality, the best way to find reality is through fairyland. Fairy […]

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Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives

Posted September 12, 2014 By John C Wright

This is from the pen of Mallory Millet, sister of Kate Millet, author of SEXUAL POLITICS. ————————————— “When women go wrong men go right after them.” – Mae West “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”  Winston Churchill wrote […]

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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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Hannah Wallen on Social Justice War Games

Posted September 8, 2014 By John C Wright

An analysis of Gamergate, described in terms of the economics of social ladder climbing. Short answer: the shrieking of the pseudo-feminists and pseudo-Marxists and pseudo-whinebabies is due to an attempt by the journalists and other social justice warriors, nerds high on the social ladder, to gain or retain their alleged social pecking order rank by […]

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My latest is up at Every Joe:http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/09/03/lifestyle/perfect-world-utopias-golden-age-science-fiction/   The modern science fiction writers are the heirs to those ancient philosophers sadly because mainstream writers, while believing themselves technically more proficient in the story telling art, in fact are less proficient in the exercise of the imagination, which is the more fundamental of the two skills. […]

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Hoyt and the Redheaded Step Genre

Posted September 3, 2014 By John C Wright

Sarah Hoyt has a simply excellent meditation on her blog about her early love of science fiction (where I notice she is a fan of all the authors I love) about the narrowness of her teachers, and about the bitter and boring and petty narrowness of those who confuse ‘serious literature’ with good and deep […]

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Science Fiction now a Hate Crime

Posted September 2, 2014 By John C Wright

From the pen of Jerry Pournelle: http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/incarcerated-for-writing-a-science-fiction-novel/ Rage and grief prevent me from making any comment. * UPDATE: A reader named Vespers reports it may be a false alarm, thank God: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-teacher-was-not-placed-on-leave-over-books-authorities-say-20140902-story.html

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