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In Praise of the Reprehensible

Between the political correctness of the left and the patriotic correctness of the right, it’s hardly surprising that so many Americans stumble blindly toward the future in a fog of manufactured ignorance...

Retrotopia: Diminishing Returns

I’d seen newsboys shouting “Extra! Extra!” in old vids, but didn’t have a clue what they were yelling about. Now I knew, and I also knew one of the ways that people in the Lakeland Republic got news about fast-breaking stories.

Retrotopia: The Far Side of Progress

Progress as the enemy of prosperity, I thought, shaking my head. What a bizarre idea.

Against Cultural Senility

I’ve mentioned before on this blog the need to devise new opportunities for learning, and in particular a new structure for adult education that isn’t subservient to the increasingly blatant political and financial interests of the academic industry.

A Few Notes on Burkean Conservatism

The foundation of Burkean conservatism is the recognition that human beings aren’t half as smart as they like to think they are. 

The Dawn of the Cthulhucene: A Retrospective

So I sat down at the computer, logged into my Blogger account, clicked on the button marked new post, and stared blankly at it for a while before I started to type. That, as they say, is how it all began.

Where On The Titanic Would You Like Your Deck Chair, Ma’am?

Every human society without exception gives some members more say in making decisions than others.

Starhawking the Privilege Game

If it’s true that the suppression of talk about privilege in general, and class privilege in particular, is in the process of breaking down, it’s not a minute too soon.

American Narratives: The Rescue Game

Perhaps, dear reader, you find it hard to imagine why affluent white people would want to keep everyone else so busy fighting one another that they never notice who benefits most from that state of affairs.

The End of Ordinary Politics

Archdruids may take vacations but politics never sleeps, and during the month that’s elapsed since the last post here on The Archdruid Report, quite a number of things relevant to this blog’s project have gone spinning past the startled eyes of those who pay attention to the US political scene.
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