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On “Getting Old”…

I am 25. I am getting old. Have often have you encountered this? If not with 25-year-olds then with 26-year-olds? Or, indeed, 24-year-olds? Or 18-year-olds? Me? I am 25. I am getting old. It is said with all the weariness … Continue reading

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The WGTOW Manifesto…

Equating enemies is often a cheap trick designed to elevate oneself above them both. Nonetheless, it can be fair. An article by Laurie Penny, a bright star of intersectional feminism, is strikingly similar to writings of the “manosphere”. Here, in … Continue reading

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Nightmares of an Eminent Person…

Ray Monk’s biography of Bertrand Russell’s later life, The Ghosts of Madness, is among the most depressing books that I have ever read. For readers who think of Russell as the twinkly grandfather of liberal humanism it will come as … Continue reading

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On Our Unchosen Attachments…

In some of its many forms, libertarianism has seemed childish to me. If it is not eager confidence in optimistic abstractions it is crude resentment against figures of authority. An article at the website of the left-libertarian Center for a … Continue reading

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