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Have We Lost Our Temperance?

In one of the Platonic dialogues, the Charmides, the subject is the nature of...


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Cultural Caviar

Undocumented Irrigation

Undocumented Irrigation

The ongoing Oroville Dam crisis has received modest national attention, in part...

Shaidle Unchained

Fifty Years of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

Fifty Years of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

I haven’t cared about the Oscars since 1992’s Silence of the Lambs sweep. Like, I...

Attrition

Is a Trump-Putin Detente Dead?

Is a Trump-Putin Detente Dead?

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world...

#RESISTANCE

There Can Be No Living Together

There Can Be No Living Together

I don’t know about you, but I’m coming down with a nasty case of Riot...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Corrosive, Implosive, and Erosive Headlines McCAIN DANCES AN IRISH...

Kids Today

Feeding Your Inner Caligula

Feeding Your Inner Caligula

Self-love used to be a vice, but nowadays it is the nearest thing to a virtue, as a...

Warshington

The Deep State Targets Trump

The Deep State Targets Trump

When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill...

Europe

French Twists

French Twists

The Fifth French Republic was created in 1959 by General de Gaulle, and its...

Hate Cries

Hurty Words, Killy Words

Hurty Words, Killy Words

The hellstorm of protests that greeted Milo Yiannopoulos on the UC Berkeley campus...

Diversity Training

10 Things I Like About Black People

10 Things I Like About Black People

They say the North likes blacks in theory but not in practice, while the South likes...

Cultural Caviar

The Vengeance of Edward Said

The Vengeance of Edward Said

Contemporary white progressives cater to the most regressive tendencies of the...

Issue of the Century

What a Mess

What a Mess

I write this from a small village high up in the Swiss Alps, where I have just left...