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The Christian Roots of WEIRDness
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The Christian Roots of WEIRDness

The WEIRDest People in the World
by Joseph Henrich
Picador
704 pp., $24.00

Christianity has blessed us with essential elements of the Western world that we should want to preserve, even while it has also produced corrosive pieces of our

The Malaise Within
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The Malaise Within

Prof. Trifkovic, the Chinese elite wants to be the top dog in the New World Order as much as the Anglo-American elite. So, why has the Anglo-American elite been tearing down its power base, the United States, while at the

Nation of Renters
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Nation of Renters

There is a storm on the horizon. Rootless corporations, major financial institutions, and the federal government are poised to fundamentally change the way Americans live by separating them from property ownership. The peculiar conjunctures of our time are paving a

Giving Up on the Suburbs
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Giving Up on the Suburbs

In the last week of February, the Pennsylvania Republican Party met to decide whether or not to censure U.S. Senator Pat Toomey for multiple offenses, chiefly for criticizing his Republican colleagues for daring to question whether Joe Biden was truly

What We Are Reading: August 2021
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What We Are Reading: August 2021

“After the quiet 1950s…incidents of political violence again became more frequent and now we may be in the middle of another wave of sociopolitical instability.”

Thus five years ago wrote Peter Turchin, a University of Connecticut professor specializing in “historical

Monumental Follies
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Monumental Follies

Iconoclasm, Identity Politics and the Erasure of History
by Alexander Adams
Societas
180 pp., $29.90

The ill-starred year of COVID saw another, more localized, virus—an outbreak of attacks on public monuments in several countries, particularly in the United States and

When Men Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress
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When Men Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress

Judging by the ads that show up on my computer, I am a prime target for women’s clothing stores. Advertisers clearly know they can catch my eye with feminine dresses and skirts.
 
But such feminine dresses quickly become unappealing when