The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Climate Scientist Explains …’

When I was in school, back in Ye Olde Ancient Tymes, we were taught that skepticism was necessary to science. That is to say, our teachers emphasized the distance between theory and proof, teaching an experimental approach to the scientific method — trial and error, etc. During the past several decades, however, the emphasis on […]

Implied Meanings

  The word “negro” is simply Spanish for black, and for many decades “negro” was the term preferred by Americans we now call black or African-American, e.g., the United Negro College Fund, founded in 1944. Deriving from a Latin root, “negro” had the connotation of being scientific (because Latin is the language of science) and […]

Origins of an Error

  Success does not need excuses, and the United States has been arguably the greatest success story in world history. Scarcely 150 years from the establishment of the first English colonies here, the American nation developed such strength as to be able to win its independence in a protacted war against the British empire which […]

‘Increasingly Abusive and Unstable’

  Given the recent riots, you may have forgotten Amy Cooper, who got fired from her job after an encounter in New York’s Central Park where she called 911 after a black man told her to put her dog on a leash. Now we learn that she has a history of inciting drama: A former […]

‘For the Wrath of God Is Revealed From Heaven Against All Ungodliness …’

Thus begins one of the most powerful passages of Scripture, and I was pleased today to learn from Denise McAllister that this has become the inspiration for a new website, Romans One. It is an ambitious and high-minded project, as the editors explain their intended mission: Why choose this part of the Bible as the […]

‘Blank-Slate Equalism’

“Equality as a moral or political imperative, pursued as an end in itself — Equality, with the capital ‘E’ — is the antonym of every legitimate conservative principle.” — M.E. Bradford, 1976 Readers know that I’ve recommended Rollo Tomassi’s book The Rational Male as the basic text of a “Red Pill” understanding of male-female differences, […]

The Cargo Cult Mentality

  One of the basic mechanisms of human culture is emulation, or as my parents used to call it, “Monkey see, monkey do.” Children will tend to emulate whatever behavior they see, which is how peer pressure operates: If your teenager’s friends start acting in ways that you disapprove, you can expect your child to […]

Dear Tyler O’Neil …

  Politics is about winning. I understand that, and one of the main reasons I support Donald Trump is that, unlike so many Republicans, our president understands that. All your finest policy ideas count for nothing if you cannot win elections, and a certain ruthlessness about tactics is necessary to defeat the Democrats, who are […]

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