IRL Political Fanfic Fall Continues: Moldbug/Calloway Crossover Special

This post is dedicated, with love, to my enemies. Creator Chose Not to Use Archive Warnings, Moldbug/Calloway, Mencius Moldbug|Curtis Yarvin (Neoreaction/California), Caroline Calloway (Instagram/Cambridge), Dasha Nekrasova, Anna Khachiyan, Tara Isabella Burton, Mecha|John Garry (Twitter/NYC), Tom Z., Mary S., Ramona T....

/ September 28, 2019

On Confessing To Plants

So this happened yesterday: Sarah Bailey, Forest Hills Romano/Anglico/Bruderhof-inspired commune member (and WaPo religion reporter/editor) got my Plough colleague, Bruderhof member and friend of the FoHi commune Veery Huleatt, to write on Union’s goofy animist confessing-to-plants thing, and Veery, as...

/ September 19, 2019

On Faustian Christianity: a fragment

The following is a section that I added to my recent Front Porch Republic talk after I gave it. It’s going to appear in the published version but I decided it needed an independent existence. Think of it as a...

/ September 17, 2019

Ahmari and his enemies: The question of the postliberal Right

Today, Sohrab Ahmari came out with a piece describing the current conservative internal debate, and more precisely outlining his position. He begins by pointing out how thoroughly the current paradigm– on both the left-liberal and right-liberal side– is a rejection...

/ September 11, 2019

Europe is not the Faith: On over-realized Belloc-ism

Time to name something. Let’s call it over-realized Belloc-ism– i.e. the people who have Deus Vult in their twitter bios and cartoon knights as their avis, and are basically just into Christianity as the folk religion of Europe. They tend...

/ September 10, 2019

Donald in Wonderland

Hands-down best analysis of Trump to Christians in 2016 that I’ve come across; not a bad picture of the post-Christian right to Christians in general. Go here. Well hello, there, it’s me With how it’s gonna be Settle down and...

/ September 7, 2019

Nation-Building in the Himalayas: The Cost of Kashmir

Earlier this week, Andrew Willard Jones, Marc Barnes, and Jacob Imam published a piece in Postliberal Thought in response to the claims of the naturalness and finality of the nation-state presented in the recent National Conservatism Conference. Among other things,...

/ August 16, 2019

Not All Postliberal Theocratic Statism is Good: an anti-Modi Post

When I was nine, we went to Kashmir for ten days or so, to Srinagar, one of the hill stations, to get out of the Delhi heat. Rented a houseboat. When my mom was growing up, her family would go...

/ August 7, 2019

Liberal Sacraments

Recently, Adrian Vermeule published a piece in Church Life Journal in which he pointed out the inherently destabilizing nature of liberalism. As he describes it, the “natural laws” of the life of regimes dictate that the persistence of a regime...

/ July 29, 2019

On Nick Kristof, Jean Vanier, and Human Resources

Right. So this is a kind of complicated non-hot take spurred by Nicholas Kristof’s excellent and horrible piece in the Times today. Kristof is reporting from Guatemala, where almost half of all children are physically and mentally stunted because of...

/ June 13, 2019