Daily Archive: November 12, 2010

Tolkien’s Anarcho-Monarchism

The best thing I’ve read all week, by a long shot, has been David Hart’s musings on J.R.R. Tolkien and his rather odd politics, what Hart describes as anarcho-monarchism. Here’s a letter from Tolkien...

Friday Jukebox

Maximum rock’n’soul: If you ask me what the problem is with the radio today, I’d start with the fact that I never hear them play the BellRays.

Reforming the tax code

Michael Drew makes a number of good points in the comments to the Simpson-Bowles post. Essentially, he believes that A) the trade-offs are unrealistic; B) they benefit the wealthy over the middle class by...

Doubt & Certainty continued

“The whole problem with the world is that fools & fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” ~ Bertrand Russell, via commenter TKOEd’s comments in the first...

Professor Buzzkill

You think I’m a curmudgeon? Writing about “party schools” and their legacy students, Margaret Soltan ups the ante for scathing, funny critiques of our “Alexandrian culture”. Bless her soul.