The Worthy House

Reality-focused writings, often on history, politics, and human flourishing in the post-liberal future.

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As the Wuhan Plague has exposed many jobs as substantively valueless, Matthew Crawford's classic work on work, manual labor, and craft has assumed more relevance.  (The written version of this review ...
August 1, 2020
As it is said, history does not repeat, but it does echo. This book narrates those echoes, which grow louder every day in 2020 America, in the history of the late Roman Republic. (The written version ...
July 14, 2020
Of the most aristocratic of the Founding Fathers, a man whose views have been proven right over time. (The written version of this review was first published April 11, 2018. Written versions, in web a...
July 11, 2020
Back when Christians heeded the command to proselytize, tools for conversion were many and varied. The gospel harmony analyzed in this book was one such, and it offers insights into both their culture...
July 5, 2020
In which I excoriate Pope Francis as stupid and Pope Benedict as weak, and call for a wholesale purge within the Roman Catholic Church. (The written version of this review was first published March 30...
July 1, 2020
The grossly defective character of a 1950s Italian village is of more relevance to twenty-first-century America than we might like to believe. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebo...
June 27, 2020
Of things analog, from vinyl to film to books, and their importance.  Good, but somewhat obtuse about the corrosive class implications of a return to analog. (The written version of this review was fi...
June 22, 2020
As violence looms, it is worthwhile to understand what violence means. (The written version of this review was first published March 27, 2018. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are available h...
June 18, 2020
Of the German hyperinflation of 1923, something much better understood now than it was then—but still an event with important lessons for our society today. (The written version of this review, in web...
June 15, 2020
Jordan Peterson has been taken off the board, apparently permanently, by himself or by his enemies, but that does not change the essential value of his work. (The written version of this review was fi...
June 8, 2020

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