Category Culture

Cheap Booze

Another repost from the soon-to-be-defunct blog. I used to be the kind of man who would waste his hard-earned money on expensive liquors. I would shell out wads of cash for bottles of Laphroaig or Glenlivet,¬†Plymouth and Tanqueray. I would spend hours trying to mix the perfect Old Fashioned or Martini. Vanity of vanities! St […]

Exhausting Morality 2

Ace of Spades has a good post on the meltdown of ESPN (or as we call it here in New England, the Four Letter Network). One of ESPN’s talking heads made some stupid comments about Trump on twitter and the Four Letter Network gave her a firm talking to but did not suspend her, as […]

From the annals of the absurd

Like something out of the rumors surrounding the Di Medicis, Borgias, and the Empresses of old Rome, it turns out that one of the most important socialites of Washington DC is a witch. Literally, a witch: a devotee of the occult, bride of Satan, practitioner of the black arts, caster of spells, the sort that […]

Do you want Trump to win another term?

Because this is how you guarantee a Trump victory in 2020. In a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game […]

Tweet of the day

Regarding the recent riots. The movement is largely made up of men claiming to defend Western civilization while rejecting Christianity and the Enlightenment. — H.P. the Cimmerian (@tuesdayreviews) August 13, 2017 The media is now asking the question of why the protesters were allowed to riot in the first place when there were so many […]

History from the bottom up.

Eugene Vodoloazkin in First Things: I am convinced that political cataclysms are not only and not primarily the result of social and economic factors… Even a despotic regime cannot arise without the existence of a social demand for its appearance…¬† Let us imagine that Stalin arrives in London and proposes to institute government-sponsored terror. His […]

No such thing as Christian culture?

Remi Brague makes an interesting argument: Paul severed culture from religion, setting aside both Greek paideia and the Jewish halakhah… Paul kept only the Decalogue in its literal sense and interpreted the others largely as allegories and spiritual anticipations of Christ. As a consequence, faced with questions about how to live a good and full […]