Culture

In Defense of the Alt-Right, a response to Paul

Paul, Let me first thank you for writing your piece on True Detective and our present Reactionary moment. It’s refreshing to read a criticism of NRx and the Alt-Right that’s written in good faith, without attempting to do too much of a hatchet job on it. You bring up some insightful points, and being a […]

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Culture, Politics

The Submission of Ross Douthat

Is there a more notable Conservative Wunderkind than Ross Douthat? Douthat, age 36, has been an established presence on the New York Times Op-Ed page since 2009. The only Times columnist to vocally oppose both Abortion and Sodomite “Marriage,” Douthat fills the niche of evil Right-Wing Bogeyman/Piñata nicely for the enlightened readership of the Grey […]

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Culture

Deadpool: Nu-Male in the Promised Land

The Superhero Industrial Complex has been pushed into full production mode over the last several years, producing piece after piece of forgettable C.G.I.-laden trash. In spite of the seeming supply glut of bad comic book cinema, the demand amongst infantilized adults for still more just never seems to run dry. Thus, Deadpool was born into […]

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Culture, Philosophy

America Beneath the Asphalt

To get where you want to go, you have to come to grips with the reality of where you are and more importantly what you are. Such must be the starting point of any truly Post-Liberal project. The initial point of embarkation (and central problem) for the American of a reactionary stripe is the realization […]

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Culture, Psychology

The Desperate Ideology of Zootopia

Recent decades have seen Americans become familiar with the hopes and dreams of various species of Anthropomorphic Mammals. They’ve gone from being a trope to an outright tradition for animators at Disney-Pixar, who have used them as the smiling, furry vehicles of their ideological agendas. The latest instalment of this phenomenon has been the cinematic […]

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Culture, Politics

Francis Fukuyama’s dream of the 90s

The year was 1992, the Cold War officially came to an end, Boyz II Men were topping the charts, and the first McDonald’s restaurant opened its doors in downtown Beijing… it seemed anything was possible. It was an age of optimism; the United States had finally exorcised the demons of Vietnam in a blaze of […]

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Philosophy, Politics

David Brooks: Pundit of the Last Men

No contemporary pundit is more emblematic of the deep pathologies besetting Conservative ideology than David Brooks. Arguably the most influential conservative writer alive today, Brooks is perceived by many as the ideal representative of an “intellectually respectable” conservatism: he is charming, eloquent, and level-headed. As a mainstay of The New York Times editorial page Brooks […]

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