Enough about sex already. Let’s talk about violence, baby. And when I say talk, I don’t mean the kind of sanctimonious, hysterical, and tightly prescribed discourse the western media tends to revert to whenever anyone — God forbid — breaks a window or sucker-punches a neo-Nazi. Why skirt around the issue? There’s nothing to be embarrassed […]
The Ruskies are coming! And you thought the Cold War was over? Well, the “cold” bit might soon be. We better leave it to the pundits in their infinite wisdom to decide whether we’ve already progressed into a Lukewarm or even a Kind of Balmy War already.
We’re all reactionary. This is the political equivalent of Dostoyevsky’s Christian maxim, “we’re all guilty”. No one can be in total solidarity with all of humanity, and those who pretend to are usually either irritating hippie-types, or real creeps, like cult leaders, fanatical militant egalitarians, or abusive parents. Much of the appeal of right-wing ideology […]
As ideologies go, the lasting appeal of liberalism is in its remarkable flexibility — it can mean anything and nothing.