A story of achievement and accomplishment, gripping in every detail, which highlights how far we have fallen from greatness. (The written version of this review can be found here.)
May 10, 2021
The original Man of Destiny, a possible template for our own future Man of Destiny. (The written version of this review was first published September 7, 2018. Written versions are available here.)
May 7, 2021
Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, from 1921, is the original dystopia that spawned all other twentieth-century dystopias portrayed in literature. Despite being the oldest dystopia, it is in some ways the most re...
April 23, 2021
The prolific Peter Turchin offers another attempt to quantify and mathematize history. It's not bad, and it's fairly interesting, but it's not nearly as successful as his more famous Ages of Discord. ...
April 20, 2021
From 2018, one of several then-current books about the impending end of democracy; although this one is less through a Trumpian lens, and thus has not dated as badly as others. With bonus references t...
April 16, 2021
Thoughts on the practical effects and social impact of small-scale agriculture, along with thoughts on large-scale agriculture and fat people. (The written version of this review can be found here.)
April 12, 2021
From 2018, through the lens of a classic work of applied politics, thoughts on coups (which have not happened, nor did I predict them), and on social media's role in enforcing global rule of the Left ...
April 5, 2021
René Girard's exposition of the mechanisms of societal violence. Deeply insightful, and with potent lessons for the present moment. (The written version of this review can be found here.)
March 30, 2021
Phillip Bobbitt's interpretation of Machiavelli's world view and attempted synthesis of his works, along with the unlikely use of Machiavelli to claim virtue for the the modern neoliberal, consumerist...
March 27, 2021
On one of the seminal events of modern history, the January 6, 2021 Electoral Justice Protest—and of the friend/enemy distinction, and of what flows from it. (The written version of this analysis can ...
March 23, 2021