Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder

I got a wild hair and decided to read something a little outside of my comfort zone. It turned out to be extremely outside my comfort zone. The book is David McGowan’s Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder. The book is a wildly depressing ride. I don’t recommend it to anyone. This review…

The Jouvenalian Model

Today we’re gonna take the time to understand C.A. Bond’s book Nemesis. The book is mainly about what Bond has termed the Jouvenalian model. For me, it solved a lot of half baked questions I had about the development of our modern liberal world. It’s a pretty simple model. Its implications are rather large though….

Trad Wife? Trad Life

The concept of the “trad wife” or “trad girl” has been mocked in various ways. Sometimes this is done in good fun, and sometimes it’s done maliciously. In one respect, this could simply be a case of sour grapes, though there certainly isn’t any shortage of “trad” girls who make a mockery of themselves. I’ve…

Leisure’s Birth and Death

Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt is a historian primarily concerned with leisure and the labor movements of America. His book Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream catalogues the birth of America’s first dream—that of having free time and leisure— from a fire and brimstone preacher of the 1700’s up until the death of it by various government…

Sun, Earth, T

Alcibiades tells a story about Socrates while on campaign in Potidaea: Immersed in some problem at dawn, he stood in the same spot considering it and when he found it a tough one, he would not give it up but stood there trying. The time drew on to midday, and the men began to notice…

Telescopic Philanthropy: A Review of Factfulness

This week has been a maelstrom. BLM and anarchist riots are still currently in full swing at the time of writing. I have talked more about politics with family than I thought I ever would have in my entire life. Considering the circumstances, I suppose my mask slipped a bit. My optimism mask, as it…

Tao

“St Augustine defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the affections in which every object is accorded that kind of degree of love which is appropriate to it. Artistotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought … In early Hinduism that conduct in…