Approaching it

Peggy Noonan isn’t a reliable narrator, but sometimes she gets close : It is just such an air of extremeness on the field now, and it reflects a larger sense of societal alienation. We have the fierce teamism of the lonely, who find fellowship in their online fighting group […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Devotionals

Devotionals

So people have been selling things like this candle. And there’s a market for it. Or rather, there was a market, until their deus ex machina dropped down with bupkis. Sanctus rectum I do struggle with schadenfreude and its applications. Mockery is fun, but it’s not good form to […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Full display

Readers of this feature will remember that I was, during the 2016 election, in the NeverTrump camp. I hated being there, because I did not want Hillary Clinton to be president, either, but I had serious misgivings about Trump’s demeanor and assumed he was going to do irreparable damage […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Received wisdom

So what causes a guy to shoot up a mosque? It’s not a what, it’s a who : In his rambling, 70-page manifesto, the Australian white supremacist who massacred some 50 Muslims in New Zealand last week cited, as inspirations, British Union of Fascists leader Oswald Mosley, the People’s […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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