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Colin Wilson, Thinking at Angles…

“[Colin] Wilson,” Clive James wrote, “Can’t think straight and that’s that”. I agree. Wilson, a novelist, critic, philosopher and esotericist, had no talent for rational thought. If he suspect that something was true, be it the existence of ghosts or … Continue reading

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On Punching Nazis (And Dealing With Extremists)…

This week, Richard Spencer, prominent Alt-Right ideologue, was punched by an anti-fascist as he was being interviewed. Leftists cheered, because of their belief in direction action and, I think, because applauding violence from the comfort of their bedrooms makes them … Continue reading

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This Is Not Why Trump Won…

“Trump! How did this happen?” asks Brendan O’Neill. Well, he doesn’t ask it. He already knows the answer. There is a cottage industry of commentators telling us why Trump won and invariably their answers accord with their politics. Bret Stephens, … Continue reading

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Two Polish Poems…

Gdansk After gold and suits of armour We find simple unframed posters Bearing empty, bomb-torn ruins In stark and spectral black and white. We know these streets. We wandered them And lunched beneath their stately walls And arches that seemed … Continue reading

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Projecting Liberalism Backwards…

An article in the Economist, objecting to the Alt-Right’s appropriation of medieval history, implies that European societies were multicultural… Academics are placing a new emphasis on the ways in which medieval societies differed from the homogeneous world imagined by the … Continue reading

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Mein Weltanschauung…

Ben Southwood, Sam Bowman and Anonymous Mugwump have written on their influences. I felt like doing the same: partly because it is diverting and partly because it makes some sense of what has lead me, after strange adventures in liberal … Continue reading

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In Defence of Offence…

Assuming that fact claims that offend you must be false is wrong. Assuming that laws should spare you from offence is wrong. Seeking out that which offends you to indulge your psychic status as a victim is stupid, pathetic and … Continue reading

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