The Worthy House

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

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A classic work on the underclass, which I use to define my program for distinguishing between the deserving and the undeserving poor, and treating each with justice. Plus, a variety of thoughts on mod...
September 13, 2021
A much-discussed, yet somewhat overrated, book from a quarter century ago. Nothing in our society has gotten better since then, but as it is said, past performance is no guarantee of future results. T...
September 7, 2021
As Carl Schmitt comes back into fashion, I am reading all his works.  This is his very first, from 1919, an excoriation of those who prioritize aesthetics over politics, and who refuse to make decisio...
August 29, 2021
This is the book that explains everything that matters at this moment. You must read it.  Although I wrote this nearly five years ago, it has not aged a day, and remains, I think, one of my most usefu...
August 25, 2021
My thoughts on political symbology, in particular that of Foundationalism, through the prism of this erudite book on European bears and their cultural history. The written version of this review can b...
August 20, 2021
James Burnham's classic work on power in politics.  Perhaps too gnostic, but nonetheless with much insight into today, particularly with respect to "democratic totalitarianism," on full display in the...
August 14, 2021
Of masculinity, and the masculine virtues, and their loss in the modern age. (This article was first published September 27, 2018.) The written, original version of this article can be found here, or ...
August 10, 2021
An analysis of how economic competence and success drove the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, accompanied, as always, by my own thoughts on what that means for us today. The written versi...
August 1, 2021
An examination of lessons to be learned from the Bolshevik revolution of 1917, a time of ferment resembling ours,  including the crucial lesson that great change is always a step function, not gradual...
July 27, 2021
It's always interesting to learn about the past, although we should not overrate the importance of justly-defeated peoples such as the Aztecs. But what is the limiting principle of moving mankind forw...
July 19, 2021

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