My latest TOO essay, “A Thousand Points of White”, and the piece by Giles Corey that inspired it (“American Roulette”), have drawn over 200 comments combined—a sign that such matters are of some importance. This is unsurprising, given the chaos of recent months. It also provides a good opportunity to respond to some of these […]
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This essay is intended as a response and follow-up to the excellent recent article by Giles Corey, “American Roulette.” Corey’s piece is passionate, clear, and well-written. He makes a powerful and inspirational case, in a short space. My intent here is to build on his ideas and add some needed details. The chaos of the […]
Go to Part 1. Sexual Abstinence as Jewish Ethnic Strategy Among many other things, Schopenhauer was fascinated by human sexuality, which for him assumed deep metaphysical importance. The human essence, the will-to-live, finds “as its kernel and greatest concentration, the act of generation”—which is to say, sexual reproduction. Here is the beginning of everything, not […]
Vitam impendere vero (“Dedicate one’s life to truth.”) —Juvenal, Satire IV, 91 Every movement needs its icons, the alt-right no less than any other social-political ideology. Any icon—a term deriving from the Greek eikôn, meaning a likeness or image—serves to embody key elements or aspects of a particular outlook, or to encapsulate certain key values. […]
Everybody loves to hate taxes. As the old saying implies, taxes are right up there with death among humanity’s least favorite things. Yet they are as old as civilization itself; tax records have been found from as far back as the Ur III dynasty of 2,000 BC, and possibly older. And we can be sure […]
As a relatively new movement—some 10 years old now—the alt-right, like any such movement, must be open to continual refinement and articulation. Thus it is both to be expected, and welcome, that we get a range of opinions from diverse perspectives. People have different experiences and different knowledge bases, and they naturally approach such a […]
Preamble: As a long-time professor on a number of American campuses, I have seen how universities work from the inside. And for years before that, as an undergrad and then graduate student, I have seen how student life develops and evolves, and how important it can be for shaping future views and attitudes. Now is […]