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Daily Archives: January 16th, 2013

Portrait of a Duchess

  WHATEVER ONE thinks of the face of the Duchess of Cambridge, whether one finds it as mesmerizingly insipid as I do or beautiful, this official portrait of her by Paul Emsley is an abomination. Yes, it is a painting, one which erases entirely the glorious tradition of British portraiture. Joseph McKenzie at Taki’s Mag captures it: Instead of […]

Ban Imaginary Guns Too

  ACCORDING TO CBS BALTIMORE: [T]wo 6-year-old boys were suspended while playing cops and robbers during recess and using their fingers to make an imaginary gun.

A Conversation about Gun Control

  JOE A. writes: I just got off the phone with Senator Bob Casey’s Philadelphia office. I spoke with some twentysomething girl (they used to be “women” at that age). I asked her a series of Socratic questions. Here is a paraphrase of our conversation, which was not recorded: Ring, ring, ring … “Hello. Bob […]

Why the World Beloves Me

  ONE WOULD think that a Supreme Court justice might have a consuming interest in, well, the law. According to Damon W. Root at, Sonia Sotomayor’s new memoir My Beloved World contains “no discussion of Sotomayor’s many years as a federal judge and no mention of any sort of legal philosophy that might be guiding her […]


How to Be a Traditionalist Resistor

  IF Western society today is politically and morally corrupt, how do we live in it and yet not be of it? How do we resist it and not become engulfed by it? In a recent post at The Orthosphere, Alan Roebuck explains with characteristic clarity and insight how to resist and oppose liberalism without having to move […]

If Your Father’s Not a Man, Who Is?

  DANIEL S. writes: The men’s issues writer Jack Donovan has written at AltRight about the issue of manliness and children based on the entry at your site by Wheeler MacPherson. He writes: I don’t spend much time around kids, but I have seen this out and about. There are tons of “emo dads” in NW Portland […]