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by | Dec 11, 2022

The most noxious thing about wokeness is not its inability to create great art, but its need to replace it with inferior work. Ayn Rand put it best. “Don’t set out to raze all shrines — you’ll frighten men. Enshrine…

by | Aug 6, 2022

It’s a fabulous day today. Sunny. Hot. Dry. I awakened at about 11 with a terrible stomach ache. But that’s standard and I have meds for them. The world’s most nearly perfect med, Paregoric, apparently has been banned. But I…

by | Apr 26, 2022

Washington — I do not go to the movies. Oh, I go to reruns of the The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, and The Godfather: Part III; there was a Godfather: Part III, was there not? I got a little…

by | Nov 25, 2021

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too …  If you can fill…

by | Jul 3, 2021

Tomorrow I will uncork an expensive wine and toast my American friends and readers. When drinking and playing loud music is in the cards, I could celebrate the national day of Ethiopia, but the truth is that after Columbus Day…

by | Jun 30, 2020

I feel sorry for the metrosexual Democrats pushing to rename John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. They’ve probably never seen a John Wayne picture, or, if they have, they doubtless shriveled up before the ultimate icon of American manhood. That…

by | Apr 13, 2020

P, conducting his virtual seminar on American lit in Paris, announces that he is finished with Thoreau and is about to suggest to his students that they read Huckleberry Finn. Whatcha think, he asks me. I think we have not…

by | Apr 11, 2020

To start with I got up late, just for the pleasure of hitting the snooze button 74 times. It’s wonderful when you push it, you stretch out, and your toes crack. Heaven must be something like that. I made myself…

by | Apr 8, 2020

Returning to my e-pen-pal P, with his American lit seminar in Paris, France, I write him, okay, if you insist, Henry David Thoreau is a great American writer, and his insights into our frenetic materialism — and much besides —…

by | Jan 25, 2019

Something detrimental to manhood happened in the late Sixties, planting an emasculative seed now sprouting in the loathsome new commercial by Gillette. Many of you have seen the shaving giant’s ad, nagging its male customer base for such unpardonable behavior…

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