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No. 11: On Thinking Economically

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I find Progressives to be some of the most economically illiterate people there are. Free markets are a much more positive force for social change than liberals give them credit for, in 17th century England, for example, <10% of the population was literate, by 1789, upwards of 80% of people could read. In those days, […]

No. 8: On the Difference Between men’s Rights and the Rights of Man

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/r/Mensrights is home to two distinct “movements” “Men’s Rights”, and “men’s Rights”. Men’s Rights is anti-Feminist, men’s rights isn’t, that is, capital-M “Men’s Rights” vs. lower-case-m “men’s Rights”. This is the fundamental distinction that needs to be drawn, the two-fold nature or tension present at the heart of the entire thing, it’s the cause of […]

No. 5: Early German Romanticism: A Very Brief Introduction I

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(Part 1 of 3) Something happened to the world in the 1780s and 90s, and it happened in Germany. And this thing that happened, whatever it was, is actually one of the most important developments in human consciousness and thought, well, ever. But, I’m anticipating our story, let’s first go back a ways, to 1758, […]

No. 13: On The Economics of Modern Feminism

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Women are all skilful in exaggerating their weaknesses, indeed they are inventive in weaknesses, so as to seem quite fragile ornaments to which even a grain of dust does harm ; their existence is meant to bring home to man’s mind his coarseness, and to appeal to his conscience. They thus defend themselves against the […]

No. 10: On the Historiography of Racial Oppressions

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Slavery is a very ancient institution and nearly universal feature of human civilization. When we talk about slavery in the context of modern race relations we’re talking about a very specific institutional manifestation of slavery, the Atlantic slave trade and the practice of slavery in the Southern United States that ended with the Civil War. […]

No. 7: Early German Romanticism: A Very Brief Introduction III

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Respected Sir: The accompanying paper contains the wish of a circle whose regard for you is unbounded, to honor the periodical work to which it relates with contributions from your hand. On the rank and value of what you may contribute, there can be among us but one voice. Your determination to give your support […]

No. 12: An Idea for a Novel

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This is just a little description I wrote for a friend earlier today about one of my ongoing literary projects, a novel tentatively called “The Progressives”. I haven’t actively worked on it much for the last sixth months or so, but I’ve been thinking about going back and finishing it recently. I thought some people […]

No. 9: Some Thoughts on the Taxonomy of Gender Ideologies

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I believe that there are biological differences between men and women that are in fact inescapable, but I don’t believe they are what actually determines our ideas. Feminists are “social constructionists”, or to categorize them even more generally, idealists. They’ll tell you again and again what our ideas about gender are, where those ideas come […]

No. 6: Early German Romanticism: A Very Brief Introduction II

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(Part 2 of 3) Strasbourg, 1770; “I was ever of opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population,” read the pastor to the assembled students. The book? Oliver Goldsmith’s “Vicar of Wakefield”, the pastor? Johann Gottfried Herder. […]

No. 13: On The Economics of Modern Feminism

Kantbot

Women are all skilful in exaggerating their weaknesses, indeed they are inventive in weaknesses, so as to seem quite fragile ornaments to which even a grain of dust does harm ; their existence is meant to bring home to man’s mind his coarseness, and to appeal to his conscience. They thus defend themselves against the […]

No. 12: An Idea for a Novel

Kantbot

This is just a little description I wrote for a friend earlier today about one of my ongoing literary projects, a novel tentatively called “The Progressives”. I haven’t actively worked on it much for the last sixth months or so, but I’ve been thinking about going back and finishing it recently. I thought some people […]

No. 11: On Thinking Economically

Kantbot

I find Progressives to be some of the most economically illiterate people there are. Free markets are a much more positive force for social change than liberals give them credit for, in 17th century England, for example, <10% of the population was literate, by 1789, upwards of 80% of people could read. In those days, […]

No. 10: On the Historiography of Racial Oppressions

Kantbot

Slavery is a very ancient institution and nearly universal feature of human civilization. When we talk about slavery in the context of modern race relations we’re talking about a very specific institutional manifestation of slavery, the Atlantic slave trade and the practice of slavery in the Southern United States that ended with the Civil War. […]

No. 9: Some Thoughts on the Taxonomy of Gender Ideologies

Kantbot

I believe that there are biological differences between men and women that are in fact inescapable, but I don’t believe they are what actually determines our ideas. Feminists are “social constructionists”, or to categorize them even more generally, idealists. They’ll tell you again and again what our ideas about gender are, where those ideas come […]

No. 8: On the Difference Between men’s Rights and the Rights of Man

Kantbot

/r/Mensrights is home to two distinct “movements” “Men’s Rights”, and “men’s Rights”. Men’s Rights is anti-Feminist, men’s rights isn’t, that is, capital-M “Men’s Rights” vs. lower-case-m “men’s Rights”. This is the fundamental distinction that needs to be drawn, the two-fold nature or tension present at the heart of the entire thing, it’s the cause of […]

No. 7: Early German Romanticism: A Very Brief Introduction III

Kantbot

Respected Sir: The accompanying paper contains the wish of a circle whose regard for you is unbounded, to honor the periodical work to which it relates with contributions from your hand. On the rank and value of what you may contribute, there can be among us but one voice. Your determination to give your support […]

No. 6: Early German Romanticism: A Very Brief Introduction II

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(Part 2 of 3) Strasbourg, 1770; “I was ever of opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population,” read the pastor to the assembled students. The book? Oliver Goldsmith’s “Vicar of Wakefield”, the pastor? Johann Gottfried Herder. […]

No. 5: Early German Romanticism: A Very Brief Introduction I

Kantbot

(Part 1 of 3) Something happened to the world in the 1780s and 90s, and it happened in Germany. And this thing that happened, whatever it was, is actually one of the most important developments in human consciousness and thought, well, ever. But, I’m anticipating our story, let’s first go back a ways, to 1758, […]

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