The real reason that the Red Tribers hate Ilhan Omar is not that she is from Somalia or a woman. Her status as a Somali Muslim doesn’t win her any points with many Republicans to be sure, but that’s not the real reason that they hate her. If […]
Since the rise of the Communist Party to power within China, the state has made clear it’s ambitions of becoming a major player in world affairs; initially this meant merely being to the Soviet Union what Britain and the EU were to the United States, but following the […]
Sky News on Twitter: “Boris Johnson has suggested the world’s leading nations should support a more ‘gender-neutral and feminine’ way of post-COVID economic recovery.” “Gender neutral and feminine”? Click on the words below* that in your opinion best match what was going through Boris’s tousled head as he said these words. (a) Pay up, Matt, […]
A Google search for the words “unflinching depiction” got me 57,100 hits. Not so long ago “unflinching” was only just edged out by “edgy” as a term of praise for a work of fiction. Novelists prided themselves on their willingness to probe the depths of the human psyche. No criticism by a reviewer stung more […]
A year ago today, the leader of the Labour party knelt in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here is how it was reported at the time: The Independent: Black Lives Matter: Keir Starmer takes knee in solidarity with ‘all those opposing anti-black racism’ The Sun: ‘WE KNEEL WITH YOU’ Labour leader Sir Keir […]
A brief excerpt taken from Book III of Volume I of The Constellation of Man. These metaphors, like others I use in the book, introduce realism concerning the novelty of our personal appearance on preconstructed stages of history and human culture, atop mind … Continue reading →
Two things amaze me, again and again, about American enthusiasm for rancor in politics. I. Vengeance welcomes and relishes any opportunities to humiliate or oppress one’s opponents, but shows no foresight of how this creates a precedent—a legal and cultural … Continue reading →
Ideas are neither benign, nor malignant, out of the context of a specific mentality. They depend entirely on our subjective mental context to affect us. As we respond to ideas in one way or another, as we adopt one idea … Continue reading →
by John GrauerholzThere are particular geographic locations that, for one inexplicable reason or another, seem peculiarly enchanting. Certain places resonate with certain personalities. There is, somewhere, a precise scenery that speaks to your soul. No matter how many times I visit Arizona, the city of Tucson has always been an endlessly enchanting landscape. Not a […]
by John Grauerholz Your medical record is something that will always be used against you. Your medical history only exists to record your physical humiliations. A doctor is not there to cure you, but to cause you as much consternation as possible. A physician’s role is not to heal a patient of your ilk, but […]
by John Grauerholz It is the future that persecutes us. The communitarians would have us break rocks all day long to bring forth a better world in the decades yet to come. Activists for the long-threatened paradise will not leave us alone – these advance-men will harass and hassle us whenever we attempt to enjoy ourselves […]
The writer presently known as Delicious Tacos is responsible for, among other things, a series of short confessional narratives that chronicle his agonizing ordeal with an anorectal abscess. That micro-memoir of butthole affliction – the "Ass Variations," as I have...
A few years ago I was interviewed by Greg Johnson of Counter-Currents Publishing and I banked off one of his questions to talk about some of the publishers who inspired me to start up Nine-Banded Books way back when. Here's...
The title cracks me up. I mean, it could have been something vaguely academic -- maybe Physiognomy Reconsidered, or Physiognomy: The Abandoned Science; or it could have been something suggesively literary, like Body and Essence or A Book by Its...
One might think that few people were more annoyed by the 2019 British general election than the conservative author and commentator Ed West. Here he was, preparing to publish his book Small Men on the Wrong Side of History (Little, … Continue reading →
The first time I met Andrew Sabisky we walked through central London for hours and neither his energy or my interest flagged. This is a rare combination. There are people who can talk for a long time and there are … Continue reading →
I began this decade in London, a physical wreck, mentally ruined, almost friendless and facing the grim realisation that not only was “creative writing” a titanically stupid course to pick but my writing sucked. As bad as all this was, … Continue reading →
James P. Mallory received in Ph.D. in Indo-European studies from UCLA in 1975 under the supervision of Marija Gimbutas. He is the author of In Search of Indo-Europeans, The Origins of the Irish, and The Tarim Mummies, and an emeritus professor at Queen...
Every summary I’ve read of the Russo-Persian wars notes that the latter held the numerical advantage (particularly since the former were busy fighting the Ottomans & Napoleon), but the former won because of their better technology. These summaries never say what that better technology was. This is well after the Safavid “gunpowder empire” so it’s […]
While arguing with some other people at Astral Codex 10 about the merits of communist regimes that have actually existed, marxbro1917 started questioning whether famines are actually more common under them. I interjected by bringing up Amartya Sen, citing & quoting a paragraph of his on the subject. I begin quoting after that point, as […]
Scott Anderson’s Lawrence in Arabia is, quite obviously, about the famous T. E. Lawrence “of” Arabia. The book ranges significantly wider than Lawrence’s personal account, however, shifting between the perspectives of Ottoman officials, German spies, American spies, Zionist spies, and of course British spies. I read this book concurrently with The Berlin-Baghdad Express, so my […]
Note: This book is not actually about the Berlin-Baghdad Express railway. It has a few good chapters on the subject, but the bulk of the book is actually on Ottoman-German political relations and the Ottoman sphere in World War One. That said, it is a good book about WWI, if that’s what you’re looking for. […]
The sun is up and the nettles are out. I’ve always been fascinated by wild foods. Picking a wild berry or parsnip gives you a little taste of what our distant ancestors lives were like, the ways they looked at the world and the flavors they enjoyed. Nettles are famous because they’re one of the […]
Misrepresentation and lack of full disclosure can be serious misdeeds, before the law. Yet leftist’s incessant lies of omission, required by media ethics codes and police gag orders, are tolerated. Even Media and politicians rarely tell outright lies (lies of commission). They spread misinformation by strategically omitting specific relevant details. Deceptively they fail to disclose […]
A parsimonious explanation to explain the roots of all evil caused by leftist woke policies. Truthrevolution.net’ s Occams razor points to socially accepted and socially required dishonesty and deception as the one singular root cause Reprinted with permission from TruthRevolution.net Do not tolerate the slightest dishonesty. Shun liars, don’t let liars fool you twice! Never […]
Mass homicides, mass rapes, are caused by Leftist policies. Yet, leftists invert reality, unopposed, and are allowed to keep the moral high ground. Leftists attack allegedly evil “racists”, “xenophobes”, and “white supremacists”. No, they do not label us as good persons with “racist” ideas. Reprinted with permission from TruthRevolution.net Terrible results of PC policies are […]
Maureen Wright has reviewed A Brave and Beautiful Spirit: Dora Marsden 1882-1960 by Les Garner (Portland: Union of Egoists, 2019) for the journal Women’s History Review. The first page of her review may be seen here. A quote: “Dora Marsden is a key figure among such pioneers [Freethinkers, Socialists, and the feminist avante-garde].”
In Manchester, on Sunday July 3rd, Bernard spoke in the afternoon in Stevenson Square — in fact, made his debut as an outdoor speaker here. He did well and agreeably surprised us all. I also spread myself in my own way for about twenty minutes, and also at night at the New Cross; Bernard did […]
The Ego and His Own Podcast Cassette tape 9, side B, episode 18 of 20. Jeff Riggenbach (1947-2021) reads The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner (1806-1856). Translated by Steven T. Byington (1869-1957), edited and introduced by James J. Martin (1916-2004). Edition read is based on the 1963 Libertarian Book Club edition. We do […]