Curriculum Vermeulae: The Work and Works of Adrian Vermeule

I don’t know if Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule is a fed. But in an act of fraternal regard, I have to say: Adrian, if you aren’t getting paid by the federal government, you should be. Think about what a valuable asset you would be! You have proven yourself a blind lapdog for the Bush administration’s…

Ideologies of Delayed Informatization

by the Chicago Civil Servant We’re observing the emergence of new (old) ideologies, and rapid political realignments punctuated by heroic calls for action and decisions. How do we deal with it? Let me take you through some old-school sociology before looking at the latest ideological calls for “decisions” and the suppression of speech. This is…

Enough Of This Schmitt

Special submission from the Chicago Civil Servant This note is a pedantic clarification about the abuses of the legal philosopher Carl Schmitt in politically charged writing published in the last few years. I’m a simple man and, like Schmitt, a lower-middle class striver, so I feel a personal affinity for him.  To the extent that…