Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Red Shoes (1947)

In 1947, the British people were tired. They had spent the years 1939 to 1945 getting bombed. There were shortages, food rationing, and a long list of casualties. 383,600 soldiers and 75,000 civilians were dead. During the course of the war, the United States Navy had surpassed the British Navy. Britannia no longer ruled the […]

The Ethnic and Religious Chauvinism of Bret Stephens

Yesterday, Bret Stephens, a right-wing Zionist at the New York Times, wrote an editorial arguing that Jews are not only smarter than gentiles. They’re more creative. Predictably, the social justice left on Twitter is having a meltdown. Heidi N. Moore, for example, is so angry that she suggests that we not link Stephens’s article because […]

Day of Wrath (1943)

In his Epistle to the Corinthians, St. Paul wrote that without the capability to love, a believer, even one martyred for the faith, cannot be a real Christian. “If I give away all I have,” he wrote, “and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” In his […]

Black Legion (1937)

The United States is a country of 315 million people, people composed of every race, religion, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in the world. Yet these days all Americans seem to be afraid of a foreign other. Every time Democrats lose an election, or a debate on social media, liberals blame Russia. Conservatives want a […]

JFK and Bernie: Jew and Catholic

There’s a new account on Twitter called “Democrats Against Anti-Semitism” targeting Bernie Sanders. As of this date, December 22, it only has 234 followers, but since its first Tweet was a few days after the British elections, a retweet of a Guardian columnist talking about an antisemitic incident on a London bus, there’s little question […]

Race War Class War

The ongoing debate on social media and in academia about whether race or class is politically more important ignores one important thing about race and class. For most ordinary people, they’re inseparable. Americans talk about class in terms of race, and race in terms of class. In upper-middle-class suburbia it’s done in whispers. When it […]

Roman History is an Actual Monty Python Skit

“Finding itself on Julian’s death not only without an Emperor but also — still more important at such a critical moment — without a leader, the Roman army assembled en masse early the following morning to nominate his successor. Their first choice was Sallustius Secundus, the Praetorian Prefect of the East, but he declined absolutely, […]

Is Filming the Police a Crime?

The French government seems to think so. Amelie H. has been talking about her many times over the last few weeks and this is again the case. The 21-year-old woman from the Cher, stuck S (state security) and close to far-left circles, is suspected of following the police to take a picture, taking their address […]

Some Thoughts on the Cancellation of Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur is a left wing, Turkish American journalist and political activist. Over the past two decades, he’s worked for Al Gore’s Air America, which failed, Current TV, which also failed, and organized the Young Turks Network, which succeeded. He’s a familiar, if controversial figure on the American left. As a radio and TV host […]

Anna Karina: 1940-2019

Anna Karina (real name Hanne Karin Bayer), Jean-Luc Godard’s muse and ex-wife, has died at the age of 79. Her iconic dance number from the movie Bande à part was filmed the year before I was born. I sometimes get the feeling that in a past life I lived in a better world than the […]