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A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

This document is very long and detailed so a brief bulleted summary is provided below for those who don’t have the hour it takes for a careful read. Modernity, in terms of the views and values that have brought us out of the feudalism of the Medieval period and led us to the relative richness […]

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A Primer on Statistics to Help Quell Your Outrage at the Google Memo

By now you’ll probably know that Google employee James Damore recently published a memo regarding differences in population averages in some traits in men and women, questioning the basis for certain diversity practices and indicting a culture of ideological conformity at the tech giant. The result was incandescent outrage, denouncement of the memo, demonization of Damore, […]

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Religion | Politics

Shut Up for Free Speech

Freedom of speech, it is said, is our most essential freedom because it reinforces and safeguards all other rights. People will go to great lengths, including dying, to defend this freedom. So, what if I told you that one of the easiest and most effective ways to defend the freedom of speech is to shut […]

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Religion | Politics

How to Erode Conservative Support for Donald Trump

“What do you mean, our end-of-year bonuses?!” My friend works for a relatively large company that manufactures and distributes mobile and modular homes. Many of its employees voted for Donald Trump and support him. Prognosticating experts suggested they’d suffer from Trump’s policies, though not nearly as much as others, but they didn’t believe it. Some […]

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Donald Trump and the Death of an American Regime

I think I finally understand why Clinton lost in November. It’s not Comey or the relentless GOP propaganda campaign against her over the last twenty years, though those mattered immensely. It’s not exactly Bernie Bros, though they mattered too. It’s certainly not sexism, even if it may have played some role. It’s also not so […]

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A Theory for Understanding the Regressive Left

I‘m going to start by introducing a term that sounds funny but isn’t. Ophobophobia. Ophobophobia is the irrational fear of being perceived a bigot (by self or others) by being deemed insufficiently sensitive to the experience of some identifiable group of others. Ophobophobia is the strongest motivating animus in what we might call the Religion of Identity Politics, […]

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