Category: Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Sorel on Style and Vulgarity

By ProphetBattlestone I have begun reading Georges Sorel’s “Reflections on Violence”. Syndicalism interests me, and Sorel was referred to quite a bit by James Burnham in “The Machiavellians”. The section in quoting further down comes from the ‘Letter to Daniel Halevy’, which precedes the third edition of the […]

COVID hawks are fighting a losing war

By Noah Millman, The Week Our pandemic rules increasingly make no sense — and it’s hurting public health. I spent about a week in October at the Austin Film Festival and Writers’ Conference, attending panel discussions, round-tables, pitch competitions — and, of course, parties. Because there’s still a […]


Washington Post For 187 harrowing minutes, the president watched his supporters attack the Capitol — and resisted pleas to stop them. President Donald Trump had just returned to the White House from his rally at the Ellipse on Jan. 6 when he retired to his private dining room […]