By Miranda Devine, New York Post Joseph Bolanos was a pillar of his community. President of his Upper West Side block association for the past 23 years, he looked out for his neighbors during the pandemic. He dropped off masks and kept extra heaters in his rent-controlled apartment […]
By Alexandra Villarreal, The Guardian In her lifetime, India Walton has been a 14-year-old working mother, a nurse, a union representative and a socialist community organizer. On Wednesday, she was on the cusp of yet another career change and a series of “firsts” after defeating a four-term incumbent […]
By Lenore Skenazy, Reason Seven cops swarmed the home of an Alabama mom charged with the dastardly crime of taking a painkiller prescribed by her doctor while she was pregnant with her son—who, by the way, is perfectly fine and now 8 months old. In 2020, stay-at-home-mom Kim […]
As a teenager, I saw old-stone American university buildings on TV, and was enthralled by their dignified appearance. Later, I came across a book in my hometown that explained that the American university was a special place, unlike its Chinese counterpart, as devoted to the cultivation of the enduring longings of the human soul. To […]
Posted to Samizdata by me on 23rd June 2016: “Well, I dunno”. The link to an image of the Daily Mirror‘s cover for that day showing a deep dark well with the slogan “Don’t take a leap into the dark – vote REMAIN today” seems to have died, but it can be seen in this […]
The Metro reports, NHS receptionist handed £56,000 after being sacked for being afraid of patients A receptionist at an NHS clinic who was petrified of patients was wrongfully dismissed, a tribunal found. Sacramenta D’Silva received £56,684 in compensation from Croydon Health Service NHS Trust. She suffered from public phobia and told managers at the trust’s […]
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 →
Three years ago the Golden State Killer was arrested through genetic genealogy enabled by the new direct-to-consumer platforms. Over the past several years many more cases have been solved through new DNA techniques and database searches. But more rece...
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 […]
The Ego and His Own Podcast Cassette tape 10, side B, episode 20 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 […]
The Ego and His Own Podcast Cassette tape 10, side A, episode 19 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 […]
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].”