Wisdom Archive

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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Superversive: Puppy Pictures, Please

Posted September 13, 2016 By John C Wright

The beautiful and talented Mrs. Wright has written a column attempting to explain the obvious to the oblivious: The Bifrost Between Calico and Gingham I have been asked what the Puppies—Sad and Rabid alike—are objecting to? If they are not racist or homophobes—ie, if it is not the author’s identity that they object to—why do they […]

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Arhyelon: The Prude and the Trollop

Posted September 5, 2016 By John C Wright

From the pen of my lovely and talented wife. http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2016/09/05/the-prude-and-the-trollop/ Occasionally, I come upon a review (there has been more than one) of The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin where the reader threw the book across the room and stopped reading at the scene in chapter Four where crazy orphan boy Siegfried Smith encounters a young woman deliberately […]

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Young Mrs. Wright and her Legalistic Atheist Friend

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

A controversial post this week from the lovely and talented Mrs Wright. She asks when is it right and proper to murder grandma? http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2016/08/16/when-can-we-murder-grandma/. She was Miss Lamplighter at the time when the events described took place. I wonder who the friend was with whom she was secretly in love. Many years ago, I was […]

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On the Feast of the Assumption

Posted August 15, 2016 By John C Wright

Send by a friend: There was a beautiful reading in the Office of Readings today. I thought I should share it, especially with John Wright. St. John of Damascus was a Syrian monk and priest, from the same stock from which the Maronites descended. He lived in the monastery of Mar Saba near Jerusalem in […]

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Five Points to Ravenclaw

Posted August 3, 2016 By John C Wright

The beautiful and talented Mrs. Wright pens her musings on Harry Potter, and spoiler-free thoughts on the recent release of JK Rowling’s latest. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , by the bye, is not a book, nor did Rowling write it: it is the script of a play based on a treatment she wrote. […]

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Lamplighter’s Ideal Election

Posted August 1, 2016 By John C Wright

My lovely and talented wife has a new column over at Arhyelon: www.ljagilamplighter.com/2016/08/01/the-ideal-election/ This is the most interesting and unnerving election that has happened in my lifetime. Unnerving for several reasons. When I was young, my parents were very thoughtful and idealistic people. They instilled in me a wish to see our country have a […]

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Quote of the Day

Posted July 5, 2016 By John C Wright

From the pen of Michael Crichton: “Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. […]

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A Decline in Courage

Posted May 13, 2016 By John C Wright

This is the text of Alexander Solzhenitsyn speech delivered to delivered 8 June 1978, Harvard University. I present it without comment: the thing speaks for itself. But I will direct your attention to one line, which is of particular weight and terror to me: Such as it is, however, the press has become the greatest […]

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Comment Overheard on Another Blog: Civilization

Posted April 24, 2016 By John C Wright

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/04/fighting-fire-with-fire.html?showComment=1461555667194#c2058459623491693344  krymneth                                   April 24, 2016 8:01 PM People mistake the result of civilization for the contract of civilization. The contract of civilization is that you will defend it. Said defense involves being obligated to attack those who break the […]

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