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On Teaching Western Civilization

By Anthony Esolen This is just an excerpt.  The original is long, but well worth your time. “This time around I wrote an article for Crisis, taking note of the wild array of cultures to which we introduce our students. For this is, of course, the very fat and very weak underbelly of our critics. As […]

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3 reads

A Throne of Bones– a ripping good fantasy novel, is free for the next four days. Not free, but a fun read: The Last Dragon Slayer, Jasper Fforde’s first juvenile novel (Fford wrote The Eyre Affair and other Thursday Next). The Quark Beast, is my favourite. .99, The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle […]

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Jeepney!

I visited the Philippines over 25 years ago, when Clark Air Force Base was still controlled by the American military. I took Jeepneys then, and found it easy. This time back, the only jeepney I’ve taken in the seven months we’ve lived here is one that was ‘bespoke’ for us by a Filipino friend- he […]

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“Peace Through Violence”

https://twitter.com/IWillRedPillYou/status/899007807726407680 Thugs and fascists protesting free speech. Have you been listening to a single voice, imagining that one person of colour speaks for all persons of colour (but only so long as they hold the right viewpoint?) Diversity is more than skin deep. https://twitter.com/mrdurtal/status/899153740694904832 This is who and what the left stands for, defends, and […]

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Language Travails

On the one hand, we’ve now been here seven months and I feel like I should be a lot closer to fluent than I am, and what I am is not even managing some kind of understandable pidgeon version of the language most of the time. I’ll struggle and struggle to get out the words […]

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