Economics

Usury & Interest

The word “usury” has crept back into public view over the past decade. It is interesting that the current Pope, in 2014, greeted the National Council of Anti-Usury Foundation by saying “When a family has nothing to eat, because it has to make payments to usurers, this is not Christian, it is not human!” Usury, a […]

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Culture

Heroism in an Age of Despair

I dreamt I was alone, wandering the wastes of modern life. Before me stood a dead tree whose branches twisted like bleached bones under an unforgiving sun. From a branch hung a noose; the noose of pessimism. Often, I feel consternation to consider the thousands of my countrymen that have surrendered their lives to that […]

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Culture

A Genderqueer-Vegan Dinner Party: Logos & Will

Vegans are extreme. The sermons on veganism I’ve had the pleasure of hearing either rest on some variation of National Socialism or Communism. The extreme-Right vegans often have some Hindu or Pagan justification, and the hard-Left variety have some new-age ethical justification. Unfortunately, as I knocked on the front door, I knew I was to […]

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Creative Writing

Setting Foot on Iona

O waters of Iona crisp and pure! O snowy sands from some Ægean shore! Whisper to me now and end the yearning Of a thousand years of pious learning. What sweet melodies await us after We are lain in earth, what joys, what laughter? A waking dream! We know not when we sleep, Tomorrow’s dead […]

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Economics

2016: Descent into the Abyss

. Near the middle of my economics examination I was stuck by terror. I was discussing the process of industrialism and economic history from the perspective of René Guénon and, to a lesser degree, Oswald Spengler, when a bolt of terrible lightning stuck me, and I was so shaken that I almost tore up my examination […]

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Culture

Rivalry & Fratricide

Genius often comes to us in pairs. Plato and Aristotle, Jung and Freud, Guénon and Evola; a generation’s thought and voice is often captured by a pair of geniuses. Mark the greats of Western music: Handel and Bach, Haydn and Beethoven, Wagner and Verdi, among countless other pairs. Two relationships that I have observed to […]

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Creative Writing

The Husband

The bachelors deride the husband’s life, And say he’s bullied daily by his wife, Then in the club they meet their friends to moan That matriarchal women rule the home. “A single man is only ever half A man,” the husband warns the men. They laugh As their reply, the happy husband spurn, And to […]

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