Reihan Salam’s Melting Pot or Civil War?

President Trump’s first term has been a divisive time for the right. The Never Trump Conservatives have continued to complain about his character flaws, even as their media channels either die (e.g. The Weekly Standard), wane in influence (e.g. National Review), or are co-opted by pro-Trump personalities (Tucker is the leading voice on Fox News’ evening lineup). Trump’s use of America-first and economic nationalist rhetoric to attract blue collar voters in the Midwest was hailed by many as a novel strategy for the Right, but it was not without precedent. 

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Corporeal and the Sacred: Damien Hirst at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

To become fully aware of death, to the point of one’s onto-existential comportment being affected by it, to live within a mode of continual reinvention and authenticity, is revealed at the deepest of levels in art dealing with the subject of death itself; Hirst’s work is a long Zen-like meditation that jars one into the ultimate reality of death.

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Dignity Amongst the Dysgenic

What is the purpose of the underclass? Why do they exist? More than that—why are they allowed to exist? We are told by philosophers that there are virtues to being poor, and Our Lord touts their virtues. But do the poor exist for nothing more than this—to give the affluent a reason for moral reflection? To serve the point of parables as a kind of foil to Dives?

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Seneca Rōka
Harassment Architecture

Imagine a bunch of kids who grew up in ‘echo chambers,’ having been inculcated with the ideas, the many horrors, that some of us learned begrudgingly, and with some trauma, as adults. What will their politics look like? Out there somewhere is a teenager, a boy of great potential, who will read Harassment Architecture—what kind of books will he write? What if he becomes General?

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Ultras Contra Modernity

Buy and read Mark Dyal’s book, Hated and Proud: Ultras Contra Modernity. It is firstly a thrilling, enlivening and objective action story, and secondly an impassioned introduction to the wealth of thinkers that together build the makings of a political activist who imbibes a very prescient ethos. It is an extremely precise work which meticulously and at times too analytically, investigates the phenomena of football (or soccer) Ultras, often in their own words, which arose from the Italian Years of Lead.

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Seneca Rōka
A Flawed but Positive Vision

No doubt, public interest think tanks would pore over these organization charts looking for ways to cut waste and increase accountability. It’s a cliche, but the influence unelected bureaucrats have over our political process is shameful. Executive branch agencies write and enforce regulations and serve as experts to legislators as they write the laws on which regulations are based. Transparency in the executive branch is essential to building policy that works for the average family.

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On the Aesthetics of the Bronze Age Mindset

…first-generation aliens are allowed to write our laws, siphon off and re-distribute our wealth, and openly claim that the land our ancestors paid for in cash and blood is actually the spiritual property of some contrived idea of an indigenous people. When was any of this voted for?

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