Hermeneutics and The Court

On October 28th, Nature ran an article titled “US Supreme Court Poised to Ban Affirmative Action in University Admissions”, giving background to two upcoming Affirmative Action cases with notes of concern. At the end of the article, panic was apparent: “This is one of the biggest cases to come before the heavily conservative court since…

An Open Letter to The Coming Republican Majority

Controversy! Before the article proper has already begun! “The Coming Republican Majority”…who am I to predict the unpredictable? Will polling data not change? Will there not be some electoral foul play? “An Open Letter to”…who ought to be writing to the world’s most important legislative body, other than someone of equal or greater importance? Already,…

Principles of Art Criticism

As the “art-house right” continues to garnish attention, a loose phenomenon whose description involves references to Dimes Square, hipster trads, and usually a mention or two of Silicon Valley rightists Curtis Yarvin and Peter Theil, there has been little talk about art itself. Sure, there are some art-hoes (a term I use affectionately) who are…

Cantos and Cocktails: The Tradition Behind Dimes Square

By now many of you have heard of Dimes Square, that segment of New York City filled with art hoes, hipsters, influencers…most of whom are Traditional Catholics. At the intersection of Ludlow and Canal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a segment of town named after the Dimes restaurant has become the subject of…

Our Post-Scarcity World

We are living in collective trauma. Conventional wisdom tells that the world is finite, that all resources, including the money supply, is scarce. Malthus is among the brightest articulator of this wisdom, with Darwin applying Malthusian theory to biology and both libertarians and Marxists making economic and sociological applications. Climate change and overpopulation are two…

Keep Pounding

On June 24th, 2022, Roe v Wade was overturned. The unthinkable happened, and the right scored the biggest victory in recent memory. Millions of babies’ lives were saved by six courageous men and women. Following the news, many states swiftly banned abortion and made it clear that the punishment for procuring an abortion is life…

Brooks Adams and A Positive Vision for the Right

In my last two posts I criticized Curtis Yarvin and Right-Nietzscheanism, receiving a mix of praise and criticism. My aim in these criticisms was to clear away political formulas that do not offer the right a viable path to victory. Critique without solution is mere complaint, so let me offer a solution. First, let me…

The Failure of Nietzscheans

I like Fredrich Nietzsche. As a Heideggerian, I cannot deny the depth of Nietzsche’s commentary on the Death of God. As a Chrisitan, I can find very few opponents as worthy as the great German. As a reader, I admire how Nietzsche wields words like a rapier, making a stinging point, then drawing back in…

Eliminating Obesity…Or Making a Dent

Folks that have never watched Alex Jones will nevertheless be aware of the oft-memed cry “they are putting chemicals in the water! They are turning the freaking frogs gay!” Even if you have not seen this meme, you will at least be aware that there exists, somewhere out there, crazy people who think that the…