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Attention: a Breaking Ground Newsletter

This is the text of this week’s Breaking Ground newsletter. To view the website, and to sign up for the newsletter, go here.  If, in January, we thought that we had transcended the limits of our physicality, we know better...

/ August 10, 2020

TONIGHT: 7:30 EDT: Hauerwas, Danticat, Christman, and a New Cocktail!

Good afternoon! Tonight, join Stanley Hauerwas, Edwidge Danticat, and Phil Christman for the launch of Plough Quarterly’s special “Regeneration” issue, focusing on COVID and what lies ahead. Hosted by KGB Red Room on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, this event is...

/ May 16, 2020

The King of Social Distancing, c. 1665

In what will be surely the first of too many posts consisting of excerpts from Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year, I would like to introduce you to an unnamed man who is an example to all of us...

/ March 17, 2020

The Political Theology of Brunch: a Post in Honor of the Season

Among the many reasons for my affection for the 16th c. German political philosopher and jurist Johannes Althusius is this: He gets specific, to a degree that may be fanciful but is endlessly fascinating, about the commonality between different levels of political...

/ December 23, 2019

Stephen Miller and the Abolition of the Human

To the surprise of precisely no one, Stephen Miller has been exposed as a white nationalist– I mean, obviously, but there’s more that’s concrete now. The SPLC released a report, based on emails turned over to them by former Breitbart...

/ November 13, 2019

Heroes of the Fourth Turning: the Possession of American Conservatism

So I saw it, because that is the Rule, and also because there was this period of time a couple of weeks ago when my fellow commune member Sarah Bailey was texting me on an hourly basis to see whether...

/ November 6, 2019

Welcome to the Hotel California: Bronze Age Pervert Amongst the Claremonsters

I’ll just say, I did call it. BAP has appeared— memeless, if not maskless — in the pages of The American Mind. His critiques of the left are fair. But his description of the range of choices in public philosophy...

/ October 28, 2019

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

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