Monthly Archive: December 2016

Where Are We Now?

For a few weeks, I have had very little to say about the world’s latest political news from my perch here in the dark wood. Perhaps this is healthy. I have been urging others for years to realize that the era of direct political action, which is to say of politics in the narrow sense, is over, at least for those...

Thomas Sowell Retiring

Though I don’t consider myself arrogant or excessively proud, I am also averse to false modesty. The exaggerated “Who, me?” reaction, when it becomes a rhetorical formula — or a moral formula, which is even worse — is harmful to the soul, since unreflectively diminishing oneself in the face of praise, while perhaps seeming properly humble, is as often as not an indication of something much less savory, namely...

Merry Generic National Holiday Season!

Season’s Greetings All! (By which, of course, you should understand me to mean only “Happy Winter.”) First off, I’d like to apologize to all of you for the past three weeks’ silence here in Limbo. It’s the end of the academic semester in Korea, and this semester has been overloaded with even more than the usual allotment of tasks, responsibilities,...

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump (Part II)

So here it is, folks. You knew it was coming. (If not, you probably would have stopped reading my writing and catalogued me among the establishment hack cuckservative beta males a long time ago.) The most obvious and implausible fraud in U.S. history has already begun to reap its full America-destroying harvest. The big rebel-outsider-burn-it-down-Make-America-Great-Again-groper-in-chief has now met with Al...

Blazer-and-Ascot Tyranny

A great friend, Guy Green of Brainerd, Minnesota — connoisseur of fine golf clubs, tireless gadfly to progressives, and former host of the most principled conservative talk radio program around (which is why most of my readers will not have heard of it, fame generally being reserved for those who, when the choice is necessary, put profit over principle) — sent those...