Monthly Archive: October 2016

Mr. Hyde’s GOP

The current state, or rather condition, of America’s Republican Party, its death agony as the party of Donald Trump and his idol-worshipping hordes, is not the result of chance, delusion, or any kind of hostile takeover. It is the inevitable result of a political movement that has long-since become unmoored from sound principles and habits of moderation and moral continence....

The Strawmanning of NeverTrump

A constant theme among Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders in the commentariat is the idea that the NeverTrump movement is comprised of old GOP establishment pansies who are just too effete to handle Trump’s uncouth manner, and therefore wish to blacklist him from the finest parties. This refrain constitutes a classic straw man argument, and it allows the thick edge of the...

On Holding One’s Nose to Vote Trump

I get it. I really do. There are three words in the English language that could make you consider voting for Donald Trump, and those words are “President Hillary Clinton.” For years, the name Hillary Clinton has been a convenient repository for everything you despise about the Left: the hypocritical demands that everyone act for the good of the “village,”...

Hillary and the Fundamental Legal Premise of Tyranny

We now know that the FBI’s dereliction of duty regarding Hillary Clinton’s e-mail malfeasance is complete. Not only did Director James Comey have the gall to explain her guilt in the very statement in which he announced that he (against the better judgment of some agents) would not recommend charges against her, but the FBI actually agreed to destroy laptops...

Welcome to darenjonescu.com

Dear Readers, Thank you for stopping by my new website. Please take the time to look around. We’re just getting started, so there will be much more to see and do here in the weeks and months ahead, but even now I’m sure you’ll find something to pique your interest, whether your mood runs toward a critique of modernity’s educational...

The Case Against Public Education

Well, my long-promised book, The Case Against Public Education, is here at last. For at least two years, I have been telling anyone who asked that the book would be available “very soon,” “within the next month or so,” or “in the next couple of weeks.” Though those falsehoods were not deliberate lies, I do feel that I owe an explanation to...

America 0.5: NeverTrump vs. NeverHillary

What a wonderful year 2016 has turned out to be for the United States of America! Finally, after decades of near misses, she has at last hit the electoral bull’s eye, achieving the statistical near-impossibility of staging a presidential election battle between the two least qualified people in the entire country. Remember that strange old New World nation once thought...

PREFACE

  “I consider myself pretty conservative, but hearing what I’ve heard is alarming!” The man had called in to a popular American radio talk show to register his outrage at the conversation taking place between the show’s guest and its sympathetic host. What alarmed him was that two seemingly sane men were openly discussing the unthinkable, namely that the fundamental...

INTRODUCTION

  Wherever is found what is called paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.[i] Benjamin Disraeli, June 20, 1839    I begin this book—part obituary for a great civilization, part wistful dream of a future one—with Disraeli’s pithy account of the...

PART ONE: ON SWALLOWING THE CHILDREN

  But Rhea was subject in love to Cronus and bare splendid children, Hestia, Demeter, and gold-shod Hera and strong Hades, pitiless in heart, who dwells under the earth, and the loud-crashing Earth-Shaker, and wise Zeus, father of gods and men, by whose thunder the wide earth is shaken. These great Cronus swallowed as each came forth from the womb...