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From the Pen of Dan Hess

Posted May 16, 2015 By John C Wright

Allow me to quote this sobering remark without comment. http://www.scifiwright.com/2015/05/suggested-reading-for-sad-puppy-backstory/comment-page-1/#comment-115318 Dan Hess says this: What developed in Germany was a weird attitude that intellectual things were valued according to who produced it rather than whether they were true or good. You had the weird phenomenon of “Deutsche Physik” for instance, which labeled the important discoveries […]

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Superversive Blog: the Age of Nagging

Posted May 13, 2015 By John C Wright

My lovely and talented wife has written an eye-opening column, and one that explains much of the madness of modern moral hypocrisy, now that we live in the Age of Nagging. Read the whole thing: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/05/13/superversive-blog-trigger-warning-or-smelling-salts/ The Victorians are renowned for their hypocrisy—but you have to shoot high, to have noble standards, to have whole […]

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The Mockery of the World

Posted May 7, 2015 By John C Wright

My beautiful and talented wife has a short but heartfelt column up today on the Superversive feature of the Arhyelon blog: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/05/07/superversive-blog-leveraging-diversity-through-inclusiveness/ Some of you know that I am currently taking the Boy Scouts of America’s Wood Badge Leadership Course. A friend, who had been both military and State Department, (they used to send him […]

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Signal to Noise

Posted April 22, 2015 By John C Wright

The beautiful and talented Mrs Wright holds forth on an issue of timely import: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/22/superversive-blog-signal-to-noise/ Ever wonder why you are having such a hard time getting along with that once-dear friend who is now on the far side of the political Great Divide? This post might help bridge that knowledge gap.

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When Should We Abandon Our Friends?

Posted April 15, 2015 By John C Wright

The lovely and talented Mrs Wright holds forth on a difficult topic: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/15/superversive-blog-when-should-we-abandon-our-friends/ This subject has been quite topical recently. I thought a longer treatment than fit in a Facebook comments box was due. Imagine that you had a friend. He was clever and funny, loyal, brave and generous. He had done some wonderful things […]

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And Now For Something Completely Different!

Posted April 9, 2015 By John C Wright

Mrs Wright holds forth on the most preeminent social issue of the day: buxom bustlines! http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/08/superversive-sf-the-bosom-jiggle-factor-index/ Actually, she is writing on the Needs of Culture versus the Needs of Drama, which is the tension between the competing needs of the duty the artist owes the audience and the duty he owes the muse.

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Superversive: When Originality Goes Sour

Posted April 3, 2015 By John C Wright

A guest blog on my wife’s journal by Suzannah Rowntree, author of PENDRAGON’S HEIR, who offers her opinions and conclusions concerning when craving for originality in art oversteps itself, and shoulders love of beauty aside: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/01/superversive-blog-when-originality-is-a-bad-thing/ Originality. It’s one of the sacred cows of contemporary art and storytelling. As it appears, a successful attempt at originality […]

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First They Came for The Oscars

Posted April 3, 2015 By John C Wright

The beautiful and talented Mrs Wright holds forth on the controversy re the Hugo Award. http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/03/first-they-came-for-the-oscars-my-take-on-the-hugos/ With the Hugo Nominations being announced tomorrow, the topic of what is right or wrong with the award is quite popular right now. I am going to take a step away from most of the discussion on this topic […]

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Anonymous Conservative on Me, Morlocks and Hate

Posted January 1, 2015 By John C Wright

My readers might be interested in this: http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/john-c-wright-social-justice-warriors-and-hate/ John C Wright, the amazing Castalia House author who everyone is raving about lately, (and whose new book, The Book of Feasts & Seasons, with an amazing 4.9 Amazon rating,, is available at the Castalia House Store for only $4.99), has given this site some much appreciated […]

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The Saints and Mahound

Posted December 15, 2014 By John C Wright

Some quotes from a column What Did the Saints Say about Islam? By Andrew Bieszad appearing on the fine site OnePeterFive on August 12, 2014:   The following is a brief list of quotes from Catholic saints about Islam and its founder, Muhammad. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is illustrative of how Catholics […]

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