My Orientation: Guiding Lights and Fellow Travellers

This is not intended as an article, but as a page to link-in from my about me page to update the scant introduction I wrote when I first set up the blog. This is an updated declaration of the various influences that coalesce to form my philosophical-political outlook, for anybody that's interested.   PRIMARY INFLUENCES… Continue reading My Orientation: Guiding Lights and Fellow Travellers

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The Coming Property and Freedom Talks

The Property and Freedom annual meet occurred just a few days ago. A page on the Property and Freedom website from December 2016 boasts an intriguing line-up, reproduced below, although I have no idea if this reflects the final list of those that addressed the conference. Keep an eye out on the Property and Freedom… Continue reading The Coming Property and Freedom Talks

Herbert Marcuse and the Tolerance of Repression (Keith Preston)

Here's a really thought-provoking discussion of Herbert Marcuse and the Frankfurt School. As somebody that's pretty caught up in the culture wars, I have been wondering recently if the Frankfurt School should be reconsidered. While I admire the work of thinkers like William S. Lind (the first half of this article is modelled on Lind's… Continue reading Herbert Marcuse and the Tolerance of Repression (Keith Preston)

Nietzsche Speaks! On Anti-Semitism

A very curious passage from Beyond Good and Evil, which not only invalidates the ill-considered prejudices of those that would misappropriate Nietzsche's work, but also derides the crude manners and attributes of the philosophes of national-socialism more wholly, historic and contemporary.   "What Europe owes to the Jews?—Many things, good and bad, and above all… Continue reading Nietzsche Speaks! On Anti-Semitism

The White Right Rises (William S. Lind)

Incendiary title aside, this was a good write-up (by William S. Lind of Traditional Right) concerning the recent Charlottesville-like conflicts that have been sweeping America lately. I don't know enough about Lind to give my full endorsement, but he so far seems to be a reasonable paleoconservative with concerns about cultural Marxism and fourth-generation warfare.… Continue reading The White Right Rises (William S. Lind)

Boys Will Be Boys; Girls Won’t (Laura Perrins)

Laura Perrins of The Conservative Woman offers a great, gender-realist critique of the prospect of an all-girl Lord of the Flies remake, and the broader cultural implications of gender neutrality.   "First came the announcement that Hollywood was going to create an all-girls Lord of the Flies, then on Saturday John Lewis said it would… Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys; Girls Won’t (Laura Perrins)

When Does Tradition Become Tyranny? (Isaac Morehouse)

To harmonise the creative and exploratory virtues of unbounded liberty with the wisdom and resilience of tradition is the task of every great libertarian thinker. In his essay Beyond Conservatism: Reclaiming the Radical Roots of Libertarianism, Keith Preston offers some sobering thoughts on the subject: "There are numerous areas of life where people live by… Continue reading When Does Tradition Become Tyranny? (Isaac Morehouse)

Why Traditionalism and Libertarianism are not Incompatible (Godfrey Bloom)

Godfrey Bloom gives a great speech to the Traditional Britain Group (2014), regarding the natural congruence of libertarianism and traditionalism. Say what you will about the sporadic, less than savoury outbursts that he's infamous for (and there is indeed plenty to say), his grasp of the English legal tradition, and how British liberty is inseparable… Continue reading Why Traditionalism and Libertarianism are not Incompatible (Godfrey Bloom)

Something I Forgot

A belated mourning on my part. My heart goes out to all those affected by the 9/11 terror attacks. I have faith that the guilty will pay for their crimes. This time last year, Jeremy Corbyn came under fire for supposedly "trying to score points," but I think his condolences were worded just right, so… Continue reading Something I Forgot

The Fruits of Same-Sex Marriage (Rod Dreher)

Here's an interesting discussion on same-sex marriage that I came across in The American Conservative. Rod Dreher discusses how the situation in Britain has unfolded, and how the innocuous inclusion of same-sex couples to legally marry lead very quickly to demands for all religious institutions to host and honour gay marriage, whether their canon admits… Continue reading The Fruits of Same-Sex Marriage (Rod Dreher)