For the annals of academic freedom. A physician by the name of Lisa Littman, who is an assistant professor at the Brown University School of Public Health published a paper in PLOS ONE (a highly regarded journal) on “rapid onset gender dysphoria”. You can read the paper yourself, but to summarize quickly, what the article finds is that […]Read more "Lysenko comes to Providence"
This meditation was prompted by the recent arson epidemic in Sweden and the Swedish government’s completely lame response to it. The question I asked myself was: who is the Swedish government? To put the study in context, I decided to compare it with the “populist” Hungarian government, especially as the two governments could not be more […]Read more "Populism and Nomenklatura"
In the last several days there has been considerable hue and cry about the vile racism of Sarah Jeong – a new hire at the New York TImes. The egregious aspect of the case has not been so much Ms Jeong’s overt racism, but the New York Times’ bizarre decision to dig in its heels, […]Read more "Whither Sarah Jeong?"
In Machiavelli’s “The Prince”, Chapter IX (Concerning a Civil Principality), Machiavelli writes: But coming to the other point—where a leading citizen becomes the prince of his country, not by wickedness or any intolerable violence, but by the favour of his fellow citizens—this may be called a civil principality: nor is genius or fortune altogether necessary […]Read more "From Machiavelli to Trump"
(this post, in a very slightly different form, was published on LinkedIn on June 12, 2018). When I was a child in the Soviet Union, it was a generally accepted fact that the satellite state (Warsaw Pact countries) had a higher standard of living than their imperial overlords (by the way, the Russians certainly did not […]Read more "One man’s view of the Trump doctrine"
`While it is clear that human activity affects our environment, the recent global warming alarmism seems deeply misplaced. Global warming long predates the Industrial Revolution, and here is a quote from Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (published in the middle of the 18th century, at the very start of the Industrial […]Read more "Global warming through the ages"
Interestingly the Nazis and the SJWs have more in common than their loathing of the Jews – they are actually two sides of the same coin, and what they have in common is the belief that someone else is responsible for their shortcomings – be it “The Patriarchy” or the “Elders of Zion”. This is […]Read more "Intersectionality II"
The New York Times published this screed, which compares the numbers of mass shootings in the US versus those in Russia, China, and India. The article is cringe-worthy for a number of reasons: In the period under discussion, China had its cultural revolution (which killed 30 MILLION people).. In the same period, millions of people […]Read more "Gun and other kinds of crime"
A depressing book on what a giant flaming asshole Stevie Cohen is, and what a cesspool his eponymous firm was. Also depressing in that Stevie skated on all the charges, while at least some of his minions were given serious time (Cohen did not even have to go through the indignity of a trial). This […]Read more "A review of “The Black Edge”"
This piece has been making rounds on social media. While the genre is well-trodden, the piece is written in an uncharacteristically calm tone and makes a reasonable attempt at respectful debate (though it does at times resort to pointing and sputtering). Some of this is blatant nonsense: Many forms of white grievance just merited a […] […]Read more "A wonderful piece from posttenuretourettes.com"