The Worthy House

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

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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
Why are the vast majority of Western reactions to the Wuhan Plague irrational? This classic work helps us understand. The written version of this review can be found here. We strongly encourage, in th...
July 15, 2021
What is freedom? Not in the philosophical sense; that's boring and done to death. Rather, what is freedom as something that emerges from lived reality, and how does it relate to human flourishing? Thr...
July 5, 2021
Of Robert Gould Shaw, a man who was once the embodiment of heroism, and of what heroism means, and should mean, today. The written version of this review can be found here. We strongly encourage, in t...
June 29, 2021
Hannah Arendt's semi-worthwhile thoughts on revolution, mostly superseded or proven wrong in the fifty years since, and written in an opaque and annoying style.  (This review was first published Septe...
June 26, 2021
The dense-but-very-worthwhile thoughts of Carl Schmitt, preeminent political philosopher, on democracy, parliamentarianism, liberalism, and much more, all with notable application for us today. The wr...
June 22, 2021
Our future, if we have the will to grasp it, in a nutshell. The written version of this review can be found here. We strongly encourage, in these days of censorship and deplatforming, all readers to b...
June 17, 2021
Something different--not a complete Worthy House offering, but a direction to one related to The Worthy House. I am pleased to announce that The Claremont Institute, in the form of The American Mind, ...
June 12, 2021
Of a forgotten book that precisely predicts our current American situation, and is a salutary reminder of the universal behavior of the Left. The written version of this review can be found here. We s...
June 10, 2021

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