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Broken Dreams

‘Progressives’, it seems to me, are people who think they can see the future, and know the shape of things to come. They regard themselves as far-sighted. And they all seem to be agreed that the future will be some … Continue reading

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What’s So Progressive About Progressivism?

All ‘progress’, I was thinking this morning, seems to involve diminution. It’s something that’s perhaps seen clearest in modern architecture, where all – or almost all – ornamentation has been stripped away, and buildings are minimal boxes with windows in … Continue reading

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No Consideration

I’ve started reading Illiberal Reformers, by Thomas C. Leonard. It arrived in the post a few days ago. It’s about the rise of the the US administrative state about a century ago. The administrative state was to be run by … Continue reading

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Fostering Guilt And Shame

Following on from yesterday, I found an interview of Barack Obama by Bill Maher. What initially interested me about this interview was that Obama gave a broad wink after saying he was an ex-smoker. Which sort of meant to me … Continue reading

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The Least Of Freedoms

These days I think of myself as a soldier fighting a war. I wake up every day to that war. And I’m fighting for freedom. I’m fighting not so much for freedom in general, but instead for a single, very … Continue reading

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Government Of Vandals

I was exploring yesterday the idea that there was a government culture, a mainstream media culture, a medical culture, and in fact a culture or subculture inside every institution or company. And these subcultures were always changing. As new individual … Continue reading

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The Necessary and the Unnecessary

I rather had the feeling with yesterday’s post that history had come to life a bit. I suddenly understood, or felt that I understood, what had been happening in 1630, nearly 400 years ago. And it was that the newly … Continue reading

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