• Schumpeter’s Gale

    After 1945 when the GIs returned stateside, went to college on the federal nickel, entered into holy matrimony, moved out of the cities into developing suburbia, and began to breed, the suburbs took a beating for the next two decades from the cultural critics, most of them of a leftist and even an anti-American persuasion…. Read More

  • The Great Portcullis

      In the third week of August someone pushes the button and brings sum­mer to an end in the Mountain West, though beautiful weather and Indian summer lie ahead. Typically, the change comes with the dis­charge of a powerful thunder cell, seemingly no different from any other electrical storm but collapsing into a gray leaden… Read More

  • Please Don’t Smile, Mr. President

    I have read the results of last Tuesday’s elections, which indicate that President Trump continues to lose ground in the suburbs, among women particularly. Many explanations for his unpopularity with educated and prosperous women, not all of whom I imagine are also ladies, are possible, of course. One of them, I suggest, is that Mr…. Read More

  • Stan Laurel for President

    What is wrong with the Republicans? The answer: They are the Stupid Party, as the British Tories were called in the late 19th century. Which prompts a further question. And a further answer. Why are they stupid? Answer: Because they are are intellectually and politically dishonest with themselves and with their constituency. They see that… Read More

  • The Signs of the Times

    It has been many years since I last saw bedraggled men on street corners wearing sandwich boards or holding up signs prophesying the imminent end of the world. Perhaps this is yet another symptom of the further decline of the Christian faith in America. It is Christianity that introduced into the world the concept of… Read More

  • Scherzo

    I am busy setting up an account with MailChimp, the marketing platform, to handle the automatic transmission of blog posts to my subscribers.  They are said to be the best in the business but the name also tickles my fancy, calling to mind the spectacle of scores of millions of chimpanzees busily emailing notes to… Read More

  • The Giants Are NOT Coming

    The Democrats are pretending that they are acting from a position of overwhelming strength in their impeachment charade against the White House. In reality, this political war so far is really a phoney war they dare not raise to the level of an active one by holding what the obstructive Remain Parliament in Westminster would… Read More

  • Pensée

    Genius is 10 percent perception, 90 percent receptivity.

  • A Tale of Two Constitutions

    Liberals can talk all they want to about liberal democratic capitalism being the future of the world.  If only for their own good, however, and that of their country they ought to ponder more deeply than they have done so far on the significance of  contemporary social and political events in Great Britain and the… Read More

  • Pensée

    The Left’s condemnation of previous generations for not being liberal, anti-sexist, and anti-racist (etc.) is as reasonable and fair as it would be for Christians to condemn everyone who lived in the millennia before Christ for not having been Christian.