The Worthy House

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

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This thirty-year-old book talks of a century of American technological progress that ended twenty years before it was published.  What does that century of technological grandeur tell us about today?...
August 21, 2019
This classic book, by the protean Ernst Jünger, is often taken to be a libertarian manifesto.  That is entirely wrong. (The written version of this review was first published January 21, 2019.  W...
August 18, 2019
Today we offer thoughts about a contemporaneous attack on the "harm principle" of that avatar of Enlightenment and progressive thought, John Stuart Mill.  (The written version of this review can be f...
August 16, 2019
A complete analysis of the controversy surrounding the computer game Battlefield V. (The written version of this review was first posted January 16, 2019.)
August 13, 2019
This book, Victor Klemperer's book "The Language of the Third Reich," appears to have been taken as instruction manual by a particular group today. (The written version of this review was first publ...
August 11, 2019
A pause from the concerns of today, to discuss a famous polymath of yesterday.  (The written version of this review can be found here.)
August 9, 2019
Thoughts on, and comparisons to, a bleak vision of the human future, that is not meant to be bleak.  (The written version of this review can be found here.)
August 7, 2019
Discussion of an exhaustive analysis how the Turks exterminated the country's entire Christian population, an unpleasant topic that nonetheless deserves attention.  (The written version of this revi...
August 6, 2019
Here we talk about how our government would really act in an existential crisis.  Hint: not well.  (The written version of this review was first posted January 10, 2019.)
August 2, 2019
A discussion of a Danish journalist's even-handed look at Hungary today, where we focus less on the usual range of views about Viktor Orbán, and more on the questions of Gypsies and Russia.  (The ...
July 31, 2019

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