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Reality-focused writings, often on history, politics, and human flourishing in a post-liberal future.

The Worthy House Charles

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0, 23 Ratings

Reality-focused writings, often on history, politics, and human flourishing in a post-liberal future.

    The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand (G. Ronald Murphy)

    The Saxon Savior: The Germanic Transformation of the Gospel in the Ninth-Century Heliand (G. Ronald Murphy)

    Back when Christians heeded the command to proselytize, tools for conversion were many and varied. The gospel harmony analyzed in this book was one such, and it offers insights into both their culture, and our culture.  (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can be found here.)

    • 16 min
    To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Ross Douthat)

    To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Ross Douthat)

    In which I excoriate Pope Francis as stupid and Pope Benedict as weak, and call for a wholesale purge within the Roman Catholic Church. (The written version of this review was first published March 30, 2018. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are available here.)

    • 27 min
    The Moral Basis of a Backward Society (Edward C. Banfield)

    The Moral Basis of a Backward Society (Edward C. Banfield)

    The grossly defective character of a 1950s Italian village is of more relevance to twenty-first-century America than we might like to believe. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can be found here.)

    • 21 min
    The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter (David Sax)

    The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter (David Sax)

    Of things analog, from vinyl to film to books, and their importance.  Good, but somewhat obtuse about the corrosive class implications of a return to analog. (The written version of this review was first published March 28, 2018. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are available here.)

    • 21 min
    Infantry Platoon And Squad ATP 3-21.8 (United States Army)

    Infantry Platoon And Squad ATP 3-21.8 (United States Army)

    As violence looms, it is worthwhile to understand what violence means. (The written version of this review was first published March 27, 2018. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are available here.)

    • 12 min
    When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany (Adam Fergusson)

    When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany (Adam Fergusson)

    Of the German hyperinflation of 1923, something much better understood now than it was then—but still an event with important lessons for our society today. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can be found here.)

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

D.P.W. ,

Disappointing and politically skewed.

I listened to the Turchin episode, and I thought it was good that he took the content seriously, but it was only to the extent that it conformed to his politics bias. He recognized turchin was not as political of a student of trends as he was, and his only reflections that fact is that he goes from what he knows about history and human nature. From what I know about human nature, this guy is up his own ass and is not worth the time of anyone honestly interested in the content he is covering.

AngloHumphrey ,

Are you kidding me?

This guy is two standard deviations out of his depth. Get another hobby

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