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The Ugly Truth

The feminists in their campaign are the modern heirs of Marxist thought, in which the natural family is an impediment in the pursuit of the utopian, social goal. 230 more words


Thursday March 22, 2018

A singsong routine occurs, a beckoning. Guided by voices, I advance, dreaming up games to be played, video-streaming services stocked with programs. Netflix takes the chill out of my basement with its new series… 92 more words

Review - On the Left: Essays on Socialism in New Zealand

This will be another relatively short review, this time because the book is a collection of essays and interviews; and I’d rather give it a broad overview than go into any one essay. 460 more words

New Zealand

Wednesday February 28, 2018

Receive and digest — or when that fails, depart the avatar and swim through virtual space. Respond initially as if bewitched, befuddled, inventing before one’s eyes tales of men on poles dragged off by crows. 176 more words


‪More Art, less‬

‪More Music, less‬

‪More Love, less‬

‪More Laughter, less‬

‪More Generosity, less‬

‪More Compassion, less‬

‪More Understanding, less‬

‪More Curiosity, less‬

‪More Peace, less‬ 50 more words



This essay, on the new Marvel film Black Panther and the response to it, was the main part of my Observer column this week. (The column included also a shorter piece on the… 787 more words

Culture & Books

The Choice Before Us

Man has no alternative, except between
being influenced by thought that has been
thought out and by thought that has
not been thought out.
–G. K. Chesterton