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231. Keeping still (V)

Imagine that you have a friend who, for whatever reason, has developed a strong odour. Over time, the stench grows unbearable. You feel...

230. Retreat (VI)

Before I was banned from Tinder, I used to encounter so-called “hojabis” as I swiped through the galleries. The hojabi: a portmanteau of...

229. Difficulty at the beginning (III)

Conservatives typically meet leftist ideology, currently instantiated in “wokeness”, with the riposte that everyone is better off than...

228. Development (VI)

If Joseph Tainter had written The Collapse of Complex Societies in the 1900s instead of the 1990s, he would have probably entitled it The...

227. Splitting apart (V)

Richard Dawkins relates a story where a teenage girl, around the time he first published The Selfish Gene, approached him and described...

226. Corners of the mouth (VI)

Vladimir Nabokov is forever associated with Lolita, but the story of his exile from Russia has political parallels for us today. As a...

225. Approach (III)

Americans used to speak of “shitlibs”; perhaps the phrase is out of fashion, but the type is still with us—always has been. The...

224. Grace (II)

The phrase is out of fashion now, but until the mid-2000s it was common for conservatives to refer to homosexuality as a “lifestyle...

223. Progress (VI)

The Alaskan valkyrie, Sarah Palin, represents a missed opportunity, for she was really America’s Thatcher—albeit of a more homespun sort....

222. Difficulty at the beginning (II)

Philip K. Dick’s basic theme is summed up in a yarn he penned in which a man cuts open his body to discover that inside he is mechanical;...

221. The family (VIII)

Charles Bukowski’s typical position was in a cheap boarding house, blinds drawn, face covered in dabs of toilet paper to cover the...

220. Influence (IV)

If you watch the American right you will become aware that they have a preoccupation with “grifters”: “the grifter” is equivalent to the...

219. Gathering together (IX)

My reaction upon meeting a skeptic is the immediate desire to assert that the virgin birth literally happened, UFOs are based in...

218. Duration (IV)

The stock conservative person, the person who is conservative by constitution, has low openness to experience and is highly...

217. Gathering together (VIII)

Two esotericists: John Michell and Nick Land, the former a Traditionalist and the latter a Promethean. Michell was an amiable...

216. Conflict (IV)

Dugin holds that liberalism has defeated its nearest rivals—communism and fascism—and then eaten itself: we live in a technocratic...

215. The gentle (V)

I was in a large Victorian room and stood before a sofa with an ochre floral pattern on it. The sofa was old and faded from the sunlight....

214. Pushing upward (V)

Anthony Weiner was once an up-and-coming American politician, yet he managed to bungle his career so that he is now out of the political...

213. Increase (II)

Universities currently flirt with what appears to be racial segregation, although they say race only exists as a cultural construct: they...

212. Coming to meet (VI)

In deep midwinter, in the county of Devon, where the roads are a narrow maze of high hedges no more than one car’s width wide, the writer...