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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The merit of the meritocracy

So what makes the college admissions scandal so infuriating? It’s the realization that, in the end, our best and brightest aren’t. Even wobbly Jonah Goldberg sees it : It’s also a searing indictment of the value of an elite college education in the first place. None of these parents […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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So. . .

So. . .

. . . where’s the damned Global Warming? On the bright side, there is no bright side Definitely need to get out of here for a few days next winter. Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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