In lectures and articles for CiRCE, I have often mentioned Nicolas Gomez Davila, and lately been asked where to start with his philosophy. Sadly, very little of Davila’s work has been translated into English. I first encountered Davila on the recommendation of a friend, yet he recommended I begin with Davila’s Goodreads quote page, whichContinue reading “Nicolas Gomez Davila”
Is Earth the best place to be human? Maybe not, according to scientists at Washington State University, who have lately identified “superhabitable” planets that are “warmer and wetter than Earth.” More habitable. Warmer and wetter.
It is baffling to me why reasonable men who are well-read in the Scriptures persist in using the axiom, “If all men were angels, no government would be necessary,” to defend their thoughts on politics. Before the creation of mankind, when there were only angels, government nonetheless existed. There are many orders of angels, someContinue reading “Angels Enjoy Government”
I don’t understand why progressives are complaining that the rich have gotten richer during the pandemic. If you give poor people and middle class people five trillion dollars of free money and tell them to spend it immediately, a good portion of that money is going to end up in the pockets of the rich.Continue reading “And That’s Why It Really Hurts”
Yesterday, I passed a woman slowly driving a minivan with a bumper sticker that read, “Live the life you love.” She was driving slowly because she was texting. This was the life she loved.
Historically speaking, effective political reform usually involves just two things: the cancellation of debt and the cancellation of ridiculous lawsuits. The United States is thus unlikely to ever reform, for Republicans refuse to do one of these things and Democrats refuse to do the other.
In lieu of actual human sacrifice, which secularists find too expressly religious to be enjoyed, the definition of (fill in the blank) will become far more vague and arbitrary, charges of (fill in the blank) will become far more common, and the penalty for (fill in the blank) will become far more extreme.
20. Love Remains, How to Dress Well 19. Without You I’m Nothing, Placebo 18. Evening Star, Fripp & Eno 17. This is Hardcore, Pulp 16. Seventh Tree, Goldfrapp 15. The Celts, Enya 14. Lovely Thunder, Harold Budd 13. Carve Out the Face of My God, Infinite Body 12. The Boatman’s Call, Nick Cave & TheContinue reading “20 Favorite Records Of All Time”
20. “Hope There’s Someone,” Antony & The Johnsons 19. “Always,” Erasure 18. “Here Comes the Flood,” Peter Gabriel 17. “Suicide Is Painless,” Bill Evans 16. “Life on Mars?” David Bowie 15. “Deer Stop,” Goldfrapp 14. “Heartbeats,” The Knife 13. “This,” Brian Eno 12. “Ambulance,” Blur 11. “Building A Mystery,” Sarah McLachlan 10. “Wish You WereContinue reading “20 Favorite Songs Of All Time”
“When he is stripped of the Christian tunic and the classical toga, there is nothing left of the European but a pale-skinned barbarian.”― Nicolás Gómez Dávila