Tag Archives: idle theory

Jane Austen Was Right

I was listening yesterday to the left wing Claire Fox in conversation with the right wing James Delingpole, when something she said caught my attention. As I listened, I had the vague idea that I had once been invited to attend … Continue reading

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A New Voice: Stephen Hicks

One of the current features of life (for me at least) is the emergence of new voices, usually via the internet. Jordan Peterson was/is one such figure. And yesterday I spent a while listening to someone who seems to be … Continue reading

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Freedom-Lovers and Freedom-Haters

A few days ago Junican drew attention to a debate about political correctness, that featured Jordan Peterson, Stephen Fry, and a couple of other people I’d never heard of. And the resolution under debate was: Be it resolved, what you … Continue reading

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Good Samaritans

Yesterday I wrote about how the upcoming (assuming it gets enacted) NYC ban on smoking while walking bothered me a lot more than the FDA’s upcoming plan (assuming it gets implemented) to reduce the nicotine content of cigarettes. And I (and … Continue reading

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Peter Koo Must Hang

I can’t stop thinking about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s bill to ban smoking while walking on city streets. To me it looks like a perfect example of a bad law. But what do I mean by a bad law? If … Continue reading

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Blood Phoenix

The very interesting discussion that is taking place on these threads has thrown up all sorts of wonderful suggestions for names for some kind of ‘Smokers’ Army’. And in addition to the numerous suggestions for names it has also been … Continue reading

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The New Dark-Age Mind

I seem to be coming across quite a few interesting people these days. Jordan Peterson was one. Another one who I only encountered yesterday was Victor Davis Hanson in a YouTube podcast: It was only a short conversation – barely … Continue reading

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