A Critique of the Alt-Right’s Racial Constructivism

October 31, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 213

According to the Alt-Right, civilization is fundamentally an “ethno-state,” or what I call a racial construct. But I find the group is poor at elaborating on the concept, choosing to rail against the excessive failures and double standards of the left instead of putting forth positive arguments in the doctrine’s development and defense. My take is that the Alt-Right is making an ontological claim. Its members are talking about the being of a civilization, how [Continue reading]

Europe’s Miserable Condition: On The Paris Statement

October 27, 2017 AR-15 5

A guest post from The Notorious J.A.C. (a.k.a., Jacques).  Scruton and others recently issued the so-called “Paris Statement” (PS) on Europe’s miserable condition.  In some respects, PS seems important and right.  Here I want to register some complaints: PS, 1:   “Europe belongs to us, and we belong to Europe. These lands are our home; we have no other. The reasons we hold Europe dear exceed our ability to explain or justify our loyalty. It is [Continue reading]

Why I Am Uneasy with Women in Political Office and with Women’s Vote

October 25, 2017 Catholic Hulk 16

Here’s an obvious truth: Men and women are different. This is not just a truth about wee-wees and hoo-haws. It’s also a truth about our character dispositions, interests, concerns, and virtues. We think and act differently. We talk differently.  In a marriage and in child rearing, we also bring different assets and make different contributions. In fact, even when we don’t have children, men still act with the character of fatherliness and women still act with [Continue reading]

Are Homosexuals Sexual Cowards?

October 23, 2017 Touchstone 17

Gandalf: I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone. Bilbo Baggins: I should think so—in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anyone sees in them! There is a mystery to sexuality. A large part—perhaps even the largest part—of maturing into an adult [Continue reading]

Child Stability: Marriage > Cohabitation

October 17, 2017 Catholic Hulk 0

It is well understood that children do better in two-parent families than in single-parent families. It’s also well understood that if that absentee parent is the father, then children are more likely to have behavioural issues and display instability. We also know that divorce negatively impacts children. That’s all common sociological knowledge. What has not been well evidenced is whether marriage confers more child stability than cohabitation (though we did have some decent evidence), which [Continue reading]

Public Education, Teacher Unions and Brainwashing

October 13, 2017 Catholic Hulk 4

I have acquired a copy of Social Justice Begins With Me: A Resource Guide. It is a guide for Ontario’s public school teachers published by their union (ETFO). The book is a guide for teachers: It guides them in promoting the SJW-progressive perspective within classrooms. Personally, I’m not a fan of public schools or teacher unions educating children for values that extend beyond classical liberalism, but social justice is a hard thing to get very [Continue reading]

Anti-Women Bias in PEA Soup Awards?

October 12, 2017 Walter Montgomery 0

PEA Soup announced its first annual PEA Soup Awards recently. Scanning the list of winners, I noticed that only two of the eighteen winners were women. This raises an important question: Are there really so few women doing quality ethics and political philosophy, or are the editors and readers of PEA Soup blinded by implicit bias? This doesn’t even come close to matching the rate of women in philosophy. Justin W., what do you think?

At the Heart of Progressivism

October 10, 2017 That Single Individual 12

At the heart of progressivism is occultism. That will be my thesis. To support it, I examine an ongoing story coming out of the United Kingdom. But before I turn to that story, let me make a few prefatory remarks. First, if you are reading this and are personally involved in the secret things of darkness, do not misunderstand me: I have no desire to personally attack you. On the contrary, I hope that you [Continue reading]

Did Columbus Commit Genocide?

October 9, 2017 Ragnar 14

Although the official holiday commemorating the event was celebrated this past Monday, Christopher Columbus in fact landed in the Americas today, October 12th. Each year the usual leftist memes and narratives about evil white people inflicting genocide on peaceful natives are wheeled out, and this year was no exception. Very typical is this article on Salon, for example, where we read: The destruction of the Indians of the Americas was, far and away, the most [Continue reading]

Football and the Culture Wars

October 5, 2017 Lucius Vorenus 15

The Culture Wars in America continue as more than 100 NFL players protested by kneeling, sitting, or raising their fists during the national anthem. The display was very clearly motivated in response to remarks made by President Trump in Huntsville, AL (and subsequent tweets), where he expressed his desire that players who disrespect the flag and the anthem should be punished by team owners. Trump’s remarks reignited the debate around the place of politics in sports a [Continue reading]