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A Jacobitism for the 21st Century

The ideas that now rule the world were once the province of a small and eccentric coterie; the cycle can and will turn again.
PhilosophyTop Section

Modernity’s Fertility Problem

At the demographic level, modernity selects systematically against modern populations. This is an existential risk.
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Political Violence is a Game the Right Can’t Win

The right has guns, sure. But the left has a cultural establishment that will shield its militants from consequences.
FictionTop Section

Adversarial Learning

We are locked in this machine, together and alone, breathing temporary agency into humanity's petrified corpse.
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Trump’s Secret Sauce

There is no “Trump” to analyze or indict -- he is an agent of of America’s dysfunction and partitioned universes.
CultureSecond Section

Bonfyre of the Vanities

The events surrounding what was supposed to be the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas in April and May should be territory well-trodden by now. Ja Rule partnered with a young ...
PoliticsSecond Section

The Possibility of a Polity

Private cities are possible, but to be successful they must appeal to the sensibilities of international elites.
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Life and Death on the Content Farm

It was an important time last December, when the frogs made their splash in the art world. Well, at least it was big for a fascinating cadre of social subversives ...
CultureSecond Section

Chapo Trap House Will Never be Edgy

There’s an old comedy record called “How to Speak Hip” from the 1950s. Its enduring status as a cult novelty stems from being mentioned by Brian Wilson on bootleg tapes ...
PhilosophySecond Section

A Quick-and-Dirty Introduction to Accelerationism

Anyone trying to work out what they think about accelerationism better do so quickly. That’s the nature of the thing. It was already caught up with trends that seemed too ...