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Russian propaganda

Russian propaganda is bad—everyone knows this is so, really it’s an insult to your intelligence. Why is it so bad? The Russian government...

(64) Rouge

Over 2,000 years ago, Aristotle discovered that there is an octopus with a detachable penis—the hectocotylus. The arms—octopuses have...

Putin’s gambit

Putin will lose the war if nothing changes radically: you can tell the final outcome in wars relatively early on; and, indeed, it is a...

One Flew over the cuckoo’s nest

Never trust a quackademic or an atheist—and Anthony Flew was both (although, in a typical cliché, maybe he gave up the latter on his...

(63) Bleu

The Estonian Prime Minister has announced that her country will refuse to take any Russian deserters—they should stay at home and...

Drunk Russians

On American and British news reports it is common to omit or obscure a perpetrator’s identity, the reason for this being that if it were...

Academic Agent refuted

I initially thought I responded to EOW Kirkegaard, but in fact I’m after Academic Agent—the name doesn’t matter for the argument’s sake....

New Times and woke origins

I. Filofaxes. Perrier. Benetton—ah, it must be the ’80s. It must the ’80s, it must be the new times. Time to think about an emancipatory...

(62) Violeta

I was in Starbucks again. I was in Stratford-upon-Avon and so there were many American college students about; in theory, I like...

(61) Naranja

I have a personal bugbear, referenced many times before, that postmodernism is actually right-wing and not—as most contemporary...

(60) Plata

I was kissing Satan’s asshole—otherwise known as drinking a Starbucks coffee—when I started to think about the difference between Carlyle...

Pseudo-Spengler and the false Zion

I. This book was written in order to inveigle the United States, the wider West, into a war with Iran. The way in which David P. Goldman...

(59) Amarillo

Putin has finally announced a mobilisation, a partial mobilisation—and yet even the way he did it reveals that Russia is behind in this...

Weimar syndrome

A long time ago I used to speak about “Weimar syndrome”, the tendency to relate every political event back to the Weimar Republic—as if...

Carlyle and Hartsfell

Thomas Carlyle might have been known as “the Sage of Chelsea”, but he was born in Ecclefechan—a village with a name that sounds comically...

(58) Gris

The Edge of Tomorrow (2014) is a science-fiction film which depicts an alien invasion that almost overwhelms the earth. Decadent and soft...

(57) Rosado

Ronald Dion DeSantis has a plan: ship immigrants off to Martha’s Vineyard or to New York to shame the establishment—after all, they dump...