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No. 2: Diversity, Culture, and the Western Literary Canon

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Consider “The Great Books of the Western World”. Everyone has probably seen this sort of list of “canonical” works before, if not this particular one, at least one like it, and likewise, we have all undoubtedly heard the same familiar criticism of such projects over. and over. and over again. That the choices are sufficiently […]

No. 24: On the Challenge of Learning to Truly Read Literature

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What a lot of people don’t realize is how much you can miss when reading a book from the 18th century without realizing it. For example, how much is one “Crown” worth? When Squire Allworthy gives a crown to a beggar, how much money does that actually represent? A lot? A little? If you were […]

No. 21: Feminism as Ideological Industry

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I was thinking today, about contemporary Feminism as an ideological industry, an industry like the aviation industry or the automotive industry. One of the really common responses I hear to criticism of the Feminism and Social Justice phenomena is that SJWs are harmless, that they exist only on the internet, that it’s all insignificant in […]

No 1: An Old Epistolary Fragment on the Novel

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“The poetry of primitive people is a narrative without begining, middle, or end. The pleasure that it gives them is merely pathological – simply pastime, mere dynamic activation of the power of imagination. Epic poetry is the ennobled form of primitive poetry. In essence, altogether the same. The novel already stands much higher. The former […]

No. 1: Building a Better Canon of Neo-Reaction

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One or two Neo-Reactionaries on Twitter indicated to me that they would be interested in me putting together some kind of reading list or discussion group. Someone pointed me to this reading list someone had tried to put together to facilitate the study of topics relevant to Neo-Reactionary thought. Immediately I began scrolling looking for […]

No. 23: Remark Defending Literature

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[In Response to this WSJ article] Few people realize just how significant this sort of thing is, even in /r/TiA the opinion this article is expressing will likely be met with a degree of skepticism or hostility. The reason is most of them are probably products of of just the sort of trend this article […]

Quick Summary of the First ~5 Books of Wilhelm Meister

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I realized that when I talk about “Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship” and recommend it to people constantly, there isn’t actually any summary or description of what the book is about on let’s say wikipedia, so I started summarizing the actual story in case people were interested:

No. 25: Advice on Beginning a Serious Study of Literature

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Q: Bit late to this, but excellent post. I’m one of those guys who has tried to read older literature but I’m unable to really appreciate it for the reasons you listed. Do you have any advice for me in regards to how I could get to where you are? Where I should start? It’s […]

No. 22: On the Validity of Sociological Categories

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Who gets to be a “Minority”? “Minority”, in the simplest terms possible, implies status as a statistical or numerical minority as the ultimate criterion of being counted as a political “Minority, but we all know that, philosophically, the conception of “Minority” status employed in Social Justice discourse is much more than that. You’ll find no […]

No 1: An Old Epistolary Fragment on the Novel

Kantbot

“The poetry of primitive people is a narrative without begining, middle, or end. The pleasure that it gives them is merely pathological – simply pastime, mere dynamic activation of the power of imagination. Epic poetry is the ennobled form of primitive poetry. In essence, altogether the same. The novel already stands much higher. The former […]

Quick Summary of the First ~5 Books of Wilhelm Meister

Kantbot

I realized that when I talk about “Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship” and recommend it to people constantly, there isn’t actually any summary or description of what the book is about on let’s say wikipedia, so I started summarizing the actual story in case people were interested:

No. 2: Diversity, Culture, and the Western Literary Canon

Kantbot

Consider “The Great Books of the Western World”. Everyone has probably seen this sort of list of “canonical” works before, if not this particular one, at least one like it, and likewise, we have all undoubtedly heard the same familiar criticism of such projects over. and over. and over again. That the choices are sufficiently […]

No. 1: Building a Better Canon of Neo-Reaction

Kantbot

One or two Neo-Reactionaries on Twitter indicated to me that they would be interested in me putting together some kind of reading list or discussion group. Someone pointed me to this reading list someone had tried to put together to facilitate the study of topics relevant to Neo-Reactionary thought. Immediately I began scrolling looking for […]

No. 25: Advice on Beginning a Serious Study of Literature

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Q: Bit late to this, but excellent post. I’m one of those guys who has tried to read older literature but I’m unable to really appreciate it for the reasons you listed. Do you have any advice for me in regards to how I could get to where you are? Where I should start? It’s […]

No. 24: On the Challenge of Learning to Truly Read Literature

Kantbot

What a lot of people don’t realize is how much you can miss when reading a book from the 18th century without realizing it. For example, how much is one “Crown” worth? When Squire Allworthy gives a crown to a beggar, how much money does that actually represent? A lot? A little? If you were […]

No. 23: Remark Defending Literature

Kantbot

[In Response to this WSJ article] Few people realize just how significant this sort of thing is, even in /r/TiA the opinion this article is expressing will likely be met with a degree of skepticism or hostility. The reason is most of them are probably products of of just the sort of trend this article […]

No. 22: On the Validity of Sociological Categories

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Who gets to be a “Minority”? “Minority”, in the simplest terms possible, implies status as a statistical or numerical minority as the ultimate criterion of being counted as a political “Minority, but we all know that, philosophically, the conception of “Minority” status employed in Social Justice discourse is much more than that. You’ll find no […]

No. 21: Feminism as Ideological Industry

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I was thinking today, about contemporary Feminism as an ideological industry, an industry like the aviation industry or the automotive industry. One of the really common responses I hear to criticism of the Feminism and Social Justice phenomena is that SJWs are harmless, that they exist only on the internet, that it’s all insignificant in […]

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