The Worthy House

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

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A memoir of political action and violence in 1920s Germany with, as always, lessons for today—most importantly, that it is a myth that the young are Left, and that rapid change is in the nature of uns...
September 17, 2020
Matthew B. Crawford is back, with thoughts on automation, embodied cognition, and safetyism. They are very good thoughts. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can be fo...
September 14, 2020
A book not really about the diamond, but about the superiority of Western culture. (The written version of this review was first published May 19, 2018. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are a...
September 10, 2020
On the most important book of the year, Michael Anton’s The Stakes, which you should read, right now, to prepare for the immediate future. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook f...
September 8, 2020
Of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, a man who challenged the interests of the powerful, and why his successors today are hampered in ways he was not, such that more direct methods are necessary. (...
September 4, 2020
Not just a review of this book, by choice extremist Deirdre McCloskey, but also an explanation of why I will no longer read or review any modern book by the Left merely in order to disprove it.  (The ...
September 1, 2020
Dani Rodrik's book disappoints, since he is unable to escape the old and tired neoliberal frame, and doesn't even try very hard. (The written version of this review was first published April 21, 2018....
August 19, 2020
A thrilling tale of the brief, but spectacular, Portuguese efflorescence between 1490 and 1520, featuring a cast of characters we could use today.  (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, an...
August 15, 2020
This is the book that made William Manchester, later the biographer of Churchill, and it is both a book well worth reading, and one that could only have been written when it was, 1968. (The written ve...
August 11, 2020
Barry Strauss's latest book doesn't offer anything particularly new, but it does offer food for thought. And I predict our November future! (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook ...
August 8, 2020

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