The modern man uses the term “witch hunt” as a euphemism for injustice and hysteria because he thinks witches an absurd superstition. The modern man does not believe any “hunt” could ever turn up a witch. For all their faults, the people of Salem gave trials to those accused of witchcraft. Those accused of theContinue reading “On Witch Hunts”
Tom: We’ve made remarkable cultural progress over the last fifty years. Harry: Really? What about rising suicide rates? And do you know how many Americans are on antidepressants? Tom: We’ve probably always been this depressed. It just wasn’t reported or diagnosed before. Every time.
Whatever it is fashionable to say about COVID today will be thought primitive, ignorant, and backwards two years from now. This has nothing to do with COVID per se. It is simply the way the zeitgeist works. Nothing ever stays fixed.
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It is the responsibility of every reasonable, courageous classical Christian educator to ensure that classical Christian schools do not simply become “Montessori schools for Republicans,” as a friend recently put it.
The mask mandate was lifted in Virginia two days ago. However, in the city of Richmond, every business I have been to over the weekend is still enforcing it. Small shops, big shops, chain stores, grocery stores. If anyone has a list of businesses in Richmond that are no longer requiring customers to wear masks,Continue reading “Direction”
The most direct experience of democracy which the common man has experienced takes place in the classroom, the board room, or the annual church meeting in a nave. A binary decision is put to a crowd, then there is a show of hands. This leads the common man to think that democratic society is generallyContinue reading “Misunderstanding Democracy”
The man who claims it is courageous to suddenly begin doing what everyone else in the world is doing simply wants to apply a gloss of virtue to the filthy rags of fashion.
This recent essay about euthanasia by Michel Houllebecq is (so far as I know) the only essay by France’s most controversial intellectual in more than a year. As a secularist, lech, and generally loathsome individual, it is nonetheless a remarkable read.
Over the last twenty-five years, smoking rates are down and suicide rates are up. This must have something to do with the rules of discourse which surround either subject. If we spoke of suicide as bluntly as we speak of smoking, suicide rates might go own, as well. And yet, the more common suicide becomes,Continue reading “Sentimentality Makes Life Harder For The Weak, Not Easier”