The Worthy House

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

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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
Thoughts on whether the Enlightenment was necessary for the material progress we enjoy today (though perhaps not tomorrow).  (The written version of this review was first published March 14, 2018. Wri...
June 4, 2020
An analysis, meant to be a complete evaluation of why we, as a society, should not generally wear face masks in response to the Wuhan Plague. (The written version of this analysis, in web, PDF, and eb...
May 28, 2020
Relevant in these days of incoherent hysteria about (exaggerated chances of) death, a famous Roman philosopher's reflections on death, collected by an outstanding modern classicist.  (The written vers...
May 27, 2020

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