Thursday, June 21, 2018

Own It and Suffer the Consequences

CNA: The Catholic Church's long history of resettling refugees in the US

A Beta Anthem?

Love the 80s but the lyrics for this song are too much...

A woman should do a cover.

Another Victory for Decentralization and Collegiality!

On papal flight, Francis says intercommunion policy should be decided by diocesan bishops

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Geneva

Continued Capitulation

Pope Says No to Women Priests, Yes to Women in Curial Leadership by Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
Women must continue to be promoted, he said, in Vatican roles.

Pope in Geneva: Real Ecumenism Puts Christ Over Division by Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
Lack of unity among Christians is not only ‘openly contrary to the will of Christ,’ but is also ‘a scandal to the world and harms the most holy of causes: the preaching of the Gospel to every creature,’ Francis said June 21.

AK-47 Type 2

FSSP Ordinations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Conversion of John Wayne

Everyone called him 'Duke': John Wayne's conversion to Catholicism

More Posts About Clothing and Such

Recon Tips


Bet It Will Be $$$

New Uniform for the French Army


On the Second Amendment

How did she get picked to participate?



Chris Pratt's Simple Message to MTV Viewers

Chris Pratt and the truth about God and our souls by Titus Techera

I’m not sure when last you heard a Hollywood A-lister tell people to pray, because it’s good for their souls, or that grace will make up for their imperfections. Don’t we all need to hear this?

More with Bishop Milan

CNA: Pope Francis criticizes Trump's zero-tolerance migrant policy

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gearing Up for a Mess

Questions of sexuality loom large ahead of synod

Is CNA just doing "neutral, objective" reporting? Or is it complicit in advancing a certain agenda?

Eastern Catholic bishops should withdraw their participation from the synod and stop aiding in the illusion that it is a synod of the Church Universal. Leave it to the patriarchate of Rome to sort out the mess.
Abbeville Institute: Was Lee a Traitor? By Boyd Cathey

Were Robert E. Lee and the Confederates “traitors” who violated their oaths to the Constitution and attempted to destroy the American nation? Or, were they defenders of that Constitution and of Western Christian civilization? Over… »

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Only Good Jesuit

is a Byzantine-rite Jesuit...

Friday, June 15, 2018

May God Save Dixie!

Awake for the Living: Lee and the “Feeling of Loyalty” By Aaron Wolf
“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” —Revelation… »

Is Secession Treason? by Brion McClanahan
Southern Cultural Genocide by Philip Leigh

What Robert George has been up to recently...

Austin Ruse: Robert George Says Believe James Martin

This is how academics usually roll: operators posing as moderates who are of the center.

The day of the Catholic academic taking for granted a role as a member of the Catholic intellectual leadership is coming to an end.

Is there any "New Natural Lawyer" who isn't a liberal and a civic nationalist, and thus a useful idiot for the state?

It should not be necessary to say this, but even Roman Catholics can be cuckservatives.

Vehicle Medical Gear

love the accent...

Cupertino is actually a highly functional third-world sh*thole

Steve Sailer -- NYT: Girls outperform boys in math in dysfunctional places like Detroit, but not in functional places like Cupertino

Journey's End

*spoiler warning*

The Accidental Detective 2

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A Military Historian Responds to Suvorov's Thesis

at Vox Popoli
When a student tells you she likes Feist's "1 2 3 4," and she knows the song because Feist sang it with Elmo...


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Larry Vickers on 9mm

HK MR223 A3

Latin Catholics Fighting Against Nature

Embracing some version of civic nationalism (even if it is their dream of a religious version), and thus unknowingly embracing statism.

Fr. Justin Brophy on "The Practice of Catholicism and Modern Identity." Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice
In Notre Dame's (excellent) Church Life Journal is an essay by my former student, Fr. Justin Brophy, O.P., called "The Practice of Catholicism and Modern Identity." Here's a taste: We are products of our zeitgeist more than we sometimes understand... more »

Murray, "The Return to Tribalism" Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice
I recently read both Patrick Deneen's Why Liberalism Failed and Jonah Goldberg's The Suicide of the West. Good times. In the latter, I came across mention of a John Courtney Murray piece that I'd read before but forgotten. It's called... more »

No Mention of Feminism

CWR: The connection between the Sexual Revolution and “MeToo”: An interview with Mary Eberstadt by Jeanette Flood
Unrealistic expectations for an unrealistic generation. All that peddling of self-esteem BS paid off. Save Generation Z.
More than half of Millennials expect to be millionaires someday

Hypergamy in SDF Macross

Monday, June 11, 2018

Wild Bill Donovan and the OSS

Exclusive–O’Donnell: Grit and Valor; How Wild Bill’s Time in the Trenches Inspired America’s Special Operations

May God Save Texas!

Homesick in America by Wayne Allensworth

The last time we had been in Houston, arranging for the move, we talked to a little Indian man who was working at a truck-rental outlet. He said he had previously worked as a welfare inspector, so I asked what he had inspected, and he told us: He was supposed to investigate Medicaid and food-stamp fraud.

I nodded at him. Is that so?

Yes, it’s so—as a matter of fact, that’s all there was. Fraud, he meant. His supervisor told him he was investigating far too much. He was told not to look so closely. As a matter of plain fact, he was told, don’t really look at all. Since he was an honest man, he quit. And he landed at the truck-rental place, where he said another guy who worked there—a young guy, also from India, according to the little man—only wanted to work so many hours a week, not too much.

Is that so?

It’s so—it’s because he wants to keep up his qualification for food stamps. The little man nodded knowingly, raised his eyebrows, and said, “And you know who is paying for that, yes?” and we both said, yes, we know. And he nodded knowingly again. I heard a police siren in the distance.

As we walked out, without feeling any personal hostility for that particular little Indian man, I thought that, as praiseworthy as his attitude was, an American could be holding down the job he had. According to “conservatives” of a certain persuasion, he’s probably a better “American” than a lot of real Americans, since he’s “hard working” (he will work for less), and he’s for “welfare reform,” and, anyway, he’s not white, so there, we “true conservatives” are not “racists,” which is the worst thing anyone can be or be accused of, which is the same thing.

銀河英雄伝説 remake!

Computer animation, but it does look good.

the original ship designs...

Egor Kholmogorov on Stalin

The Unz Report: Egor Kholmogorov: Stalin Is Not Great by Anatoly Karlin

Thursday, June 07, 2018

K1 Field Knife


Meanwhile, the surface warfare junior officers are not up to snuff:
Vox Day: Losing the Next War

Hawktail at Paste Studio

Anthony Esolen on Raising Boys

What Mothers Cannot Give to Their Sons

This part is objectionable:
"though the public arena should ultimately be placed in the service of hearth and home, rather than hearth and home merely supplying a temporary haven of relief from the arena."

Is the community or the common good or the "public arena," the domain of men and their fraternal cooperation, subordinate to the good of the household? Or is the good of the household part of the common good?

Red Man Group Ep #14

The 12th Man

Seeing the Creators...

now we understand why Cobra Kai ended up as it did...

What Hugh Grant Has Been Up to...

Murphy Brown Revived

Because Hollywood can't help itself -- it must remind Americans that despite Trump being president, they are in control of the culture.


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Ethno-Religious Animosity

Hating Russia Is a Full-Time Job Neocons resurrect tribal memories to fan the flames by Philip Giraldi

An Essay on the Loyal Son of Virginia

Lee the Philosopher by R.M. Stangler
Our culture has, of late, become rather fixated on the idea that every historical figure in our past should have anticipated how moral worldviews would evolve after his or her death. Now, clearly, this is… »

Lib-Progs Controlling the Narrative

The Wrong Side of History by Gail Jarvis
I’ve always been fascinated by those tricky slogans politicians and social activists use to dupe the public. These cleverly crafted catchphrases are short, simple, easily understood and tend to stick with people. A currently popular… »

Related: Boyd Cathey, Defending the Monuments

Wilson Combat Vickers Elite Glock

Do they know there is more belt-tightening to come?

CNA: CUA board approves much-debated academic renewal plan


Monday, June 04, 2018

The Work of Italo Gismondi

Blade Show 2018

Rockwell Tactical Group

What a Crapfest

The remake of Magnum, P.I.

"Teen Culture"

Zero Hedge: "Teen Culture" is the New Imperialism, and it is destroying the world

Two on World War 2

American Pravda: When Stalin Almost Conquered Europe by Ron Unz
Introduction to HITLER'S WAR by David Irving

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bund Sankt-Michael


An International Christian Confederation by Rod Dreher -- the full strategy page

So do they concede areas that are still culturally Catholic to the enemy? And do they have the wrong answer for the JQ?

Monday, May 28, 2018

Ron Unz Gives His Story

Why The American Conservative Purged Its Own Publisher

Two for Memorial Day


On Memorial Day, Getting Beyond ‘Thank You For Your Service’ by John Q. Bolton
What veterans need is an engaged public—one that even scrutinizes the military, and the policies that send them overseas.

Why You Should Read These Military Classics by Andrew Bacevich
They tell us much about service life and futile imperial adventures.

A More Complete Beast

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018


The Masculine Genius

I've only seen 5 minutes of this... any good? (I saw enough to hear some features of feminine speech in his way of talking. Some pedestalizing too?)

The Chilean Bishops Offer to Resign

Vox Day links to Peter Grant for one reaction.

The Chilean bishops’ offer to resign is surprising, yet also traditional. But more is needed. by Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille

Paul Gottfried on Jonah Goldberg's Cuckservative Book

Suicide of the West or of Conservatism (VD: The Suicide of the Conservative Movement)

Girls vs. Gangsters

Find Your Tribe

Yeah, I'll probably watch this.

One of the few movies I may watch this summer.

Good News for Cappella Romana Fans

Thursday, May 17, 2018



Tom of Finland

Another movie about WW2 Finland, but pushing a homosexualist agenda.

The Unknown Soldier

Even CH is peak oil aware.

Contemptible Fake Americans

Gavin Newsom makes Mitt Romney look respectable.

Copying Art of Manliness

Rod Dreher: In Praise Of Stolid Clothing: Why every man needs a Brooks Brothers in his life

A Means of Limited Effectiveness

It will not destroy identity politics, but it does help, even to a small degree, protect the good of the community. After all, any host community forces newcomers to observe its customs, including language, to protect its culture from being eroded.

‘English Only’ is a Distraction, Not a Solution by Paul Gottfried
We all care about American culture. But forcing people to speak our language isn’t the way to preserve it.

More Handwringing by Dreher

Balkanization & Back To Blood
Wellstone, Wolfe, and America’s identity-politics future

Farewell, Tom Wolfe
The great American journalist has died at 88

Tom Wolfe’s Tribalist America by Matt Purple
Remembering the late great reporter-novelist who ventured into our mists and foresaw our present crisis.

Southern Identity

Abbeville: Southern Identity in the 21st Century by Lewis Liberman

What exactly does it mean to be a Southerner in the 21st Century? Is it spending countless hours finding out who your Confederate ancestor is and joining up with the local Sons of Confederate Veterans?… »

Ella Roberts, "The Skye Boat Song"

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tom Wolfe Has Passed

Tom Wolfe, human dignity, and “the right stuff” by Titus Techera
A consideration of The Right Stuff is an especially fitting way to remember Wolfe: it is a portrayal of Stoic manliness, reasserting human dignity in the face of political crises and technological changes.

Witness to a Dying Local Church

A bishop reflects on 45 years of priestly ministry by Jim Graves
“I like to say that I was not ordained to be irrelevant,” says Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island. “The Church, and bishops in particular, have a prophetic role.”

Secularism gets the blame, but how about the infiltration of heresy (like liberalism and feminism) into the Church? No mention of how the Church has become feminized and men have been emasculated, while any sense of community has been destroyed from without but also from within.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Donald Davidson

Donald Davidson Revisted By H. Lee Cheek, Jr.

Mel Bradford has argued that no individual has exerted more influence upon the development of a profession of letters this century in the South than Donald Davidson. The poet, essayist, and social critic is well… »

Monday, May 07, 2018

Vox Day on Alex Jones

Deneen and Douthat

Weekend At The Bruderhof by Rod Dreher
A conversation between Patrick Deneen and Ross Douthat

What could he possibly have to say about incels that is relevant?

Incels & Houellebecq by Rod Dreher
The joylessness of materialist sex

A Case Study?

Afghan Futility and the Not-So-Curious Case of Lieutenant Jordan Rich
Want to know why we failed in Afghanistan? Ask a soldier who was tasked with solving everything.

Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh: From Savage to Sober
One novel began his search for deeper meaning and previewed what was to come at Brideshead.



Sunday, May 06, 2018

The Art of the Operational Advisor

Tin Roof Kitchen & Home

Zack Harrison

Dehlia Low, "State of Jefferson"

Spent a weekend with good people outside of blue California. Nice, polite people, no cultural Marxist bullsh*t.

God save red California...
The Warmakers by The Saker

Friday, May 04, 2018

Abbeville: How the Neocons Destroyed Southern Conservatism by Boyd Cathey
No discussion of Southern conservatism, its history and its relationship to what is termed broadly the “American conservative movement” would be complete without an examination of events that have transpired over the past fifty years… »

Monday, April 30, 2018


Still Cucking!

How deracinated do you have to be to learn about tribalism from the Tiger Mom who married a Pharisee? He still laments the rise of white identitarianism and wishes that everyone could just get along in some grand civic nationalist project.

A Time Of Tribalism by Rod Dreher

Someone should do a write-up on the empowered, high-achieving Asian female and her marriage to a presumably milquetoast Pharisee.

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations

What sort of united political front can the Roman Catholic churches really offer?

Crisis: Christian Passivity is Not an Option by Stephen Baskerville

Mr. Baskerville overestimates the power of the Latin churches. The Latin churches, severely compromised on issues such as gun control, feminism, multiculturalism, egalitarianism, immigration, and statism, can offer no resistance to the attacks of the state on other issues. They have been too complicit too long in the state's destruction of traditional norms.

Including Christendom College

The Soros-Funded Attacks on Orthodox Catholic Universities by Austin Ruse

Is NCReg sorry to have hired Simcha Fisher now? Catholic men have been too nice and the problem of entryism has taken hold in all of their institutions.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Second Millenium Papacy Is a Problem

Allan Carlson Reviews Patrick Deneen's Why Liberalism Failed

The Last Ideology by Allan Carlson

Carlson gives some good reasons for thinking that the state will not allow alternative communities to exist in peace but will eventually attempt to repress or impose leftist controls on them. But then the alternatives Carlson offers would seem to require an even broader scale to be successful. How can these be alternatives if they are even less likely?

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Paramount Network

Another network? How long has it been around? Ah, I see that it used to be Spike. Yellowstone has Kevin Costner and it might be good.

Judging Much?

Rod Dreher:

Once my wife and I were shown a house we were thinking of renting. As we walked through it with the agent, we could see that the family living there at the time were very conservative homeschooling Catholics. You could tell by the art on the wall and the books on their shelves. Normally this would have encouraged me, but the more time we spent at the house, the more the place struck me as a factory for manufacturing either totally docile conformists, or anti-Christian rebels. The parents seemed to take the moral and spiritual formation of their children seriously, but also seemed to think that the only way to form faithful Catholic children is to keep them from seeing, reading, or listening to anything that’s not the product of an extremely narrow, rigid, dessicated, and sentimental piety.

They created a “safe space” for their children, but I doubt very much that they created a “good space,” in the sense of a space in which the kids could refine their human desires and learn how to guide them to good ends — this, as opposed to learning how to deny those desires entirely. Goodness is not the absence of sin any more than peace is the absence of war. Brave New World presents not the same kind of dystopia as 1984, but it still depicts an inhuman tyranny.

Are there homeschooling families who are not raising their children properly and are sheltering them too much? Probably. But is it so easy to tell from their home, as opposed to the behavior?

Fr. Rutler on Pope Benedict XIV

A Faithful Pope of the Enlightenment by Fr. George W. Rutler

Virgil Michel + the Benedict Option

Catholics attempt to give a response to the Benedict Option and critiques of liberalism.

This essay attempts to supplement the Benedict Option with the writings of Benedictine priest and liturgist Virgil Michel: How Can Catholicism’s Truth Be Known if Believers Build Walls Around Themselves? by John Sikorski

Michel emphasizes that charity and the liturgy should transform the world. But how is this to be done? There are insufficient details in the essay.

How did Michel envision the spirit of Christian justice and charity, sustained in the mystical body’s corporate act of worship, to be applied in “modern practical life”? Rather than taking an institutional or structural approach, as did other Catholic social ethicists of the twentieth century, such as Msgr. John Ryan (1869-1945) and Fr. Charles Coughlin (1891-1879), Michel begins with the liturgically-formed person, who while a member of civil society, is also first a member of the Church, and exists subject to the different orders (ecclesial, political, social, domestic) in the one providential ordering of God. Indeed, given his influence on Dorothy Day (1897-1980) and the Catholic Worker movement, which certainly espoused a vision of social renewal based on the personalist philosophy of Peter Maurin (1877-1949), and Michel’s influence on other social reformers and friends such as Baroness Catherine de Hueck Doherty (1896-1985), one might argue that Michel’s approach is anti-institutional. If he was amenable to institutional reform, it would be a form of solidarism or corporatism, perhaps such as that articulated by Heinrich Pesch, SJ (1854-1926) and the German school of Catholic social thought, or the vision of the Central Catholic Verein in Saint Louis, which drew upon the German school.

Is there really one order as he and other Catholics believe? Or is the state something new to the experience of the Church? What assumptions from the disorder caused by the industrial capitalist state have been assumed? In same ways Michel can be seen as a proto-feminist and SJW, and St. John's Abbey can be said to be following in his footsteps.

Michel argues that such families and parishes can be citadels of Christian culture radiating into their neighborhoods, ones in which the liturgical life extended into daily life forms the center of social, cultural, spiritual, educational, and recreational life.[49] Practically, Michel argues that these roles find concrete expression in the “works of mercy administered to the needy and the poor,” since we have “at times been guilty, all of us, of an . . . alienation of the toiling masses.”[50]

This may be the ideal, but how much of it is practiced today, or even practicable, given the real divisions that exist in identity and viewpoint?

He criticized some Catholic thinkers as having “lived entirely in the past,” and who easily dismissed non-Catholic thought and labeled it as “pantheistic, idealistic, hedonist, materialist, etc.” How were non-believers supposed to see any truth in the Catholic intellectual tradition if “we are actually building a wall around ourselves and closing to them all avenues of approach”?[51] The liturgically formed Christian, we might say, sees all people as potential members of the body of Christ, as those for whom Christ has also died, and seeks to encounter them in the truth by engaging them on an equal level.

What is the value of dialogue if there is no concrete witness to back it up, or entangling of lives? Do academics with contrasting viewpoints socialize outside of their daytime job?

However, in contrast to the “antipolitical” politics (as proposed by Dreher),[55] Michel saw the need for active political and social engagement. Like a true Thomist, Michel recognizes the importance of making important distinctions between the eternal and timeless principles, safeguarded by the Church, and contingent, context-dependent realities. Although the natural and the supernatural orders could not be identified, they remained interrelated, and Michel saw clearly how the natural political, social, and economic order affected the supernatural, and believed, following Pius XI, that what was needed was not only a change of spirit among Christians, but also of institutions.

Can Catholics be successful in co-opting a party platform or advancing their own candidates? If not, then what sort of "politics" is possible?

What is needed today is the living of a saintly life that shows the “world how the daily routine and concerns of life can be raised to the supernatural and so sanctified,” and this is the “type of sanctity . . . needed in our day.

Again, what sort of witness is possible in the modern nation-state?

More Feminist Historical Drama

Crazy Rich Asians

Should I be offended?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Culture War

Imagine being in a war for 30+ years and not knowing one was in a war. That is the position that many Americans are in. Save Generation Z.

Glock Gen 5

Monday, April 23, 2018

She should have read SJWAL

instead of apologizing for saying she would have voted for Trump if she had been able to do so.

Shania Twain on abuse, betrayal and finding her voice: ‘I wanted a break – but not for 15 years’

The World Over: The Devil and Father Amorth

We Need a Hymn

Something for alt right traditionalists to use.

Meanwhile the leftists continue to use Hollywood to push their agenda.

Vox Day: What We're Up Against

Sunday, April 22, 2018



As if Hispanic Catholics would be interested in using this... maybe the Church should focus on their assismilating and learning English.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Paul Gottfried on the Necons

AmConMag: Remaking the World in the Neoconservative Image by Paul Gottfried

What they advocate isn’t a foreign policy; it’s an ideological fixation.

An Ex-SF Blogger

Dad's First Day by Mike Wohnoutka

More garbage for the masses.

At first glance, the father has a passing resemblance to the dad in Calvin & Hobbes. But he is more like a useless soyboy of now. The book is supposed to be a humorous role reversal written by a man, with the dad experiencing worrysickness instead of the child or the mom; but the book makes both the character and the author look like cucks. If the father can't model courage in trying good new things (let's assume for the moment that public education is a good thing), then from whom is his boy supposed to learn it from? Of course, the mom.

The book is supposed to foster father-son bonding through reading and so that is probably the reason why the mom is absent in the story; I doubt the dad is divorced 9he wouldn't get custody). More likely the mom character is a careerist modern gal.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Catholic feminism, regular or lite? If it is being endorsed by X...

When the website quotes Susan B. Anthony, what could possibly go wrong?

"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations, can never effect a reform. -Susan B. Anthony"

Donald Livingston Defends Marshall DeRosa

Modern Heresy by Donald Livingston
Essayist William Deresiewicz recently lamented that modern college students, and college life in general, have become “profoundly unintellectual.” The “snowflake” generation is the byproduct of educational institutionalization. Will this be on the test, and will… »

States' Rights!

Zombies No More: Secession, Nullification, and the Academy by John Devanny
A review of Nullification and Secession in Modern Constitutional Thought. Sanford Levinson, ed. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2016. The undead walk among us still, or so asserts Sanford Levinson, the editor of an… »

Not quite a false flag op

But used by the United States to start a war, nonetheless.

A Bloodless Victory by Karen Stokes
Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, is known as the place where the “Civil War” began. The South is normally portrayed as the aggressor, the side which fired the “first shot,” and is thus given… »

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Abbeville Institute: Jefferson the President by Forrest McDonald

Of all the presidents of the United States, none save Washington and Lincoln have inspired half so much historical writing as Thomas Jefferson. Books and articles by the score have dealt with the Sage of… »

Boyd Cathey on VDH

Victor Davis Hanson Hates the Confederacy…and the South by Boyd Cathey

“Conservative” writer and classicist Victor Davis Hanson hates the Confederacy and the South; he has demonstrated this repeatedly in recent years through his articles published in National Review (where he is a senior contributor) and… »
When Historians Lie by Jonathan Harris

Eminent historian Dr. Clyde Wilson in one of his many books on American history expresses this sentiment about the “old-style history:” History is not an expression of abstract laws, or the record of progress. It… »
I’ll Take My Stand by Randall Ivey

A review of I’ll Take My Stand by Twelve Southerners (LSU, 2006). In this age where the homogenization of our culture is nearly complete, thanks largely to widespread media and rampant industrialism, I’ll Take My… »

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


A Review of Energy Return on Investment by Charles A.S. Hall

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Fieldcraft Survival Channel


victims of a false flag op? And then there is the angle of feminism. Kyrie eleison.

Zack Harris


Air Force Special Tactics


Friday, April 06, 2018

Vertx Gloves


Larry Vickers on Youtube and His Contingency Plan

Ross Douthat on The World Over; Author of To Change the Charge

full episode

Isao Takahata Passes

Farewell to Isao Takahata, director and co-founder of Studio Ghibli

The Defeat of the Southern Agrarians

Another Reason Why the Agrarians Lost by Tom Landess

Andrew Lytle’s “The Hind Tit” is the best essay in I’ll Take My Stand (1930), not only because it focuses on the small, independent farmer, the class the Agrarians most admired, but also because Lytle nails the volume’s primary thesis to the church door, the dilemma his region and nation faced in 1930—the choice between virtue and practicality.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Oh, Snap

An iSteve reader:

Basically the areas over-represented fit into long held Chinese regional stereotypes. Northern beauties are tall and fair, Jiangnan cuties are feminine and cultured, Sichuan hotties are extra “spicey”. Guangdong women, and to a lesser degree Fujian are generally stereotyped in China as short, dark, and worst of all shrewish. What hits them worse than their physical shortcomings is the stereotype of them as unpleasant and demanding women prone to henpeckery.

Who Does a Guangdong Actress Have to Sleep with to Get a Break in This Town?