The Worthy House

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

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This new biography of Alexander not only offers nothing new, despite its breathless title, but tiresomely tries to shoehorn modern concepts into the past. (The written version of this review, in web, ...
October 19, 2019
Reviewed Sohrab Ahmari's compelling memoir, "From Fire, by Water," which has less to say about Islam than about the defects of the modern world. Highly recommended. (The written version of this revie...
October 11, 2019
An exploration of art in society, and just as importantly, of the arc of thought both of Sohrab Ahmari and of post-liberalism. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can...
October 9, 2019
Reviewed David Reich's "Who We Are and How We Got Here," in which the author threads the needle on controversial topics. (The written version of this review was first published April 11, 2019. Writ...
October 8, 2019
Reviewed the Gies's "Life in a Medieval City," which shows, roughly, that oppression theories are myths, and life in the thirteenth century wasn't, when boiled down, all that different from now. (The...
October 6, 2019
Reviewed Eric Hoffer's famous "The True Believer." It does not deserve to be famous. (The written version of this review was first published April 8, 2019. Written versions, in web and PDF formats,...
October 4, 2019
Reviewed, with thoughts, Michael Anton's excellent set of "Flight 93" essays. He pulls his punches a bit, I think, but a more concise explanation of our current problems would be hard to find. (The w...
September 30, 2019
Read Mark Miodownik's's very good Liquid Rules.  Mostly what I have to say is about flight attendants and Islam, which are both obviously connected to the subject matter of this book. (The written ...
September 25, 2019
Thoughts on “Bronze Age Mindset” by the pseudonymous Bronze Age Pervert. Clever and subversive; more than meets the eye.  (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can...
September 23, 2019
Reviewed Jonathan Tepper's nicely done entry in the pro-competition genre, (The written version of this review was first published February 27, 2019. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are a...
September 21, 2019

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