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Peeling Potatoes

April 6, 2011

 

Peeling potatoes, Henry Hetherington Emmerson

Peeling potatoes, Henry Hetherington Emmerson

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The Biggest City in History

April 6, 2011

 

JEFF W. writes:

I’ll share with you a thought I had this morning.

I have been thinking about how the Internet is a slum. Google, whose business purpose is to gather eyeballs for advertisers, provides easy access to all sorts of trivial, time-wasting garbage, as well as pornography. Facebook encourages the worst in self-centered behavior. The young billionaires who run Google and Facebook are slumlords.

There is one part of the Internet, though, that is not a slum, where civilization and good manners can be found, and that is at The Thinking Housewife authored by Laura Wood.

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Curried Chicken Burgers with Goat Cheese

April 6, 2011

 

HERE IS a recipe I half-invented the other day after an unsuccessful attempt to make homemade Chinese dumplings with homemade wonton wrappers. This case of spectacular cross-cultural hubris resulted in a decent sandwich. If you find ground chicken breast too expensive or too hard to make, ground turkey would work too. The burgers are an adaptation of the curried chicken dumplings in Susanna Foo Chinese Cuisine. Read More »

 

When Men Reject Marriage on Ideological Grounds

April 6, 2011

 

AS HAS been discussed here before, there is a movement by men in Western society to reject marriage because of the widespread phenomenon of unilateral divorce by women and its accompanying injustices, including the appropriation of property and children. The roots of this movement are understandable. But the prescribed cure, if it involves the refusal to marry and have children to avoid the possibility of divorce, is as harmful as the wrongs it seeks to redress.

Here’s a useful analogy by Alan Roebuck. He writes: Read More »

 

White Decline

April 6, 2011

 

According to a new report based on 2010 Census numbers, the population of white children dropped by 4.3 million, or about 10 percent, in the past ten years. The number of Hispanic and Asian children grew by 5.5 million, or about 38 percent. White children are in the minority in ten states.

 

Politically Incorrect Memories of Child Labor

April 6, 2011

 

Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine of 12-year-old Addie Card in a Vermont cotton mill

Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine of 12-year-old Addie Card in a Vermont cotton mill

A READER writes:

While reading your recent entry on child labor and seeing the picture of the child chimney sweep, something began to stir inside my memory. It has taken a few days but my dear Grandma telling me of going to work in the silk mill as soon as she was able has finally bubbled to the top!

I know why it took so long to surface because she talked in such an animated way about how she could hardly wait until she was old enough to work there. She talked about being so excited to finally be bringing in money and to have the joyful responsibility of buying all her own material for her clothes which she made herself starting at age 12. Read More »

 
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