“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Honour the fallen… by bringing the rest home

The fact that this country still takes, even today, such enormous pride in its soldiers is one of the many, many things that I love about it. You have to travel outside of the US to understand just how unusual it is to find a country that not only loves but...

The crazy gun lovers of Texas

… are bloody well on to something: I’ve been to Texas a few times- although I imagine that, as far as most Texans are concerned, Houston is probably a few steps from Sodom down the list of places condemned by God. (I’m not saying it’s a...

Blissful incoherence

The Liberal Mind I doubt very much that anyone who visits and reads this pokey little blog of mine is a liberal. (Well, maybe one or two people at a time are, but they rapidly become so appalled by what I have to say that they flee screaming in terror at what they...

The Speech

On October 27th, 1964, a handsome-looking former actor in his early fifties took to the stage of the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, California. He was there to deliver a message that he, and he alone, had spent years of his life honing on the...

Globocop

The Mantle. You still hold to that [fairy tale] after all that has happened? After this thing has consumed a million worlds? Can’t you see? Belief in the Mantle sealed our doom! Weakened our [protectorates], bred dependence and sloth. Our [so-called...

Oikophobia

“A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is finished, no matter how brave its warriors, or how strong its weapons.” — Ancient Cheyenne proverb There was a book that I read a while back- I think it might...

Why the love-fest?

One of the more odd character traits that can be observed among Americans- across all shades of the political spectrum- is a curious fascination with meddling in Israel’s domestic and foreign affairs. If I didn’t know (at least slightly) better, I...

Free the lands of the north

There is no depth to which the Unionists of the (possibly soon to be dis-)United Kingdom will not stoop in order to scare the people of Scotland into staying in the Union: Like Boris Johnson, my sense is that Scotland will eventually vote no. But what a kerfuffle we...

Modern economics in one word

Cobblers: This is an important distinction that we need to grasp in economics, this division into macro and micro: obviously, meaning large and small. [Didact: Wrong. There is no distinction. But we’ll get to that.]  But in more detail, macro is trying to...

Trust

Lord but it is good to be back home. (Going back to work and having my extroverted colleague yapping in my ear all the time, not so much…) Yet I cannot help but feel a wrenching sense of loss at having left Eretz Israel. I have said it before, and now I...
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