System criticism or cultural criticism?

A week or so ago, Fox News star reporter Tucker Carlson interviewed famed right-wing philosopher Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencius Moldbug. It was both a   →

Things that are classy when the rich do it, but shabby when the poor do it

There is a difference between people and people, whether you are eccentric or a babbling fool, a collector or hoarder, etc. Often it depends   →

The return of the family and clan

The Taliban in Afghanistan (the very epitome of conservative and backward reactionaries) have a very developed and intricate system of clans. Ethnically, they belong   →

Covid-19 and the conspiracy theories

I am amused by the myths and mysteries of the past. And today’s conspiracy theories can usefully be seen as our equivalent to these   →

Signs in the sky

From being regarded as a hobby for crackpots, UFOs are now back in fashion. The US military has lifted the secrecy seal on some   →

Dionysian awakening

Throughout history, we can sense a struggle between different ideals and temperaments, we see an alternation between Apollonian and Dionysian societies. Apollo represents order,   →

The autocratic entrepreneur

The libertarian philosopher Hans-Hermann Hoppe advocates a state in which a dictatorial inherited entrepreneur rules the country. Some may see the leader as a   →

The journey to India

The Orient, and India in particular, has long been regarded by us Westerners as a remote and mysterious place, steeped in ancient wisdom and   →

The do nothing president?

From the political right, the sabers are now being sharpened against Trump. He was the president who had a unique chance, but he failed,   →

Right and wrong

Slavery is considered wrong and reprehensible, but there is a historical background that may shed some light on the matter. In ancient Greece, prisoners   →

The age of the machine is coming to an end

What is this modernity, which forever reshaped our society after the Great War of 1918, and guaranteed that architecture with a Corinthian order or   →

Introvert era of psychologists and yogis

On a daily basis, we can read about the US President Donald Trump’s mental state, written by people who doesn’t know him, or never   →