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Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Reflections on White Masculinity via The Guardian + Society’s failure to discuss ideas.

[The book is] “slated for 2018 . It’s based on interviews with four different groups around the world. One of them is an organization in Sweden which helps young neo-Nazis … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 19 Comments

The Grey Agendist

Well, the hair is grey, anyway. Very, very grey. Also, very, very short. My mood is up. We’ve had over a week of excellent weather now. One day at 18º … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 41 Comments

Matisse, Tiziano, Veronese & Diana Vreeland

Bacchus & Ariadne have just left. They’re on their way to Madrid where they’ll be restored by the exceptionally able hand who presided over much of the work at the … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 6 Comments

The Anatomy of Populist Economics by Brigitte Granville – Project Syndicate

A bit of a long read, but well worth it. Professor Brigitte Granville’s article is outstanding. PARIS – For at least the past year, populism has been wreaking havoc on … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · 17 Comments

Musée d’Orsay: Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). La jeunesse de l’impressionnisme.

“Comment regarder l’oeuvre de Frédéric Bazille, mort au combat en 1870 lors de la guerre franco-prussienne alors qu’il n’était âgé que de 28 ans ? Si ses premières toiles sont … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 21 Comments

Yiannopoulos’ enablers deserve contempt – and must be confronted | Owen Jones 

by Owen Jones “They were fine with his bigotry, his in-your-face, two-fingers-up transphobia, Islamophobia and misogyny. It took his defence of relationships between “older men” and “younger boys” for their queasiness … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 33 Comments

The time before

The first part of the flight, Oklahoma (where my father had a position at a University since two years earlier) to Florida was Pan Am. The second was in a … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · 32 Comments

Pastoral Amusements

Isn’t that room stunning? The tapestry you see on the wall on the left is the Cheval Fondu from the Amusements Champêtres series. It was thought to be Beauvais but … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 25 Comments

I don’t know how many souls I have

It’s profoundly problematic that every time I’m confronted with the notion that I’m not immortal, I desperately want to die. Who was that Victorian author who said Germans were incapable … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 16 Comments

Him, Daniel Blake

We watched Ken Loach’s film last night. Beautifully done but excruciatingly sad. I spent the rest of the evening feeling generally guilty- and selfish, and clueless, and uncaring. It’s something … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 6 Comments

The Last Straw Fallacy: Another Causal Fallacy and Its Harmful Effects

by Carolyn Cusick & Mark Peter November 2015 Argumentation; Nov. 2015, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p. 457 “We have noticed a pattern of arguments that exhibit a type of irrationality … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 30 Comments

Thinking aloud

I was awake until very late last night looking at old pictures. In particular pictures where the Bacchus painting appears. A collector contacted me to make an offer. We haven’t … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 25 Comments

The David Irving Method & Wanker Theory

One of the less talked about films of last year was Denial. Not as cheerful as La La Land or dramatic as Fences, it tells the story of the libel … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 35 Comments

From Simulation Confusion by K. Sanes

“… more often, we are being deliberately tricked, by people who have something to gain by manipulating us with misleading appearances. Indeed, much of America’s economy is based on providing … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 25 Comments

Reading books is good. Dressed of sea.

because we’re forced to inhabit the perspective of another human being. We should do that all the time. Dedicate a part of the day to that. I’ve never understood lack … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 59 Comments

Things an agendist does when he’s bored: This is a Reince Priebus

Well, I was bored yesterday and so decided to make a joke (picture and all) out of the name of the current White House chief of staff . The people … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · 19 Comments

In case you missed it: Matt Frei

“Meet The Trumps: From Immigrant To President Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States and commander in chief of America’s armed forces, the most powerful position in … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · 11 Comments