Thinking Out Aloud

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Country:Australia
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Location:Melbourne

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of interest



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If believing X makes one a good person, then avoiding evidence to the contrary preserves one’s virtue.Don’t see, hear or speak anything that threatens my identity and standing.Contemporary progressivism regularly treats failure to embrace various...

The human disasters of actually existing Marxism flow directly from Marx’s theories.Two toxic theorists and three mass murdering tyrants.The most obvious feature of Marxism is that it has been the ruling ideology of a series of tyrannies, some of w...

Progressivism has great strategic and rhetorical power, and recurring intellectual patterns, yet institutions it dominates tend to decay.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Birth_rate_in_China.svgProgressivism, in all its forms, justifies itself,...

Not only is the logic of belief not necessarily the logic of believers, the use of scripture is itself subject to evolutionary processes.Charles de Steuben, ‘Bataille de Poitiers en octobre 732', depicting Charles Martel confronting Abdul Rahman Al...

Cousin marriage in the Middle East works differently than does cousin marriage in South India.Dr Alice Evans has a wonderful blog post, essay really, on why the situation of women in South India is generally better than that of women in North India.

The Women’s movement is a product of conditions that existed in Western society but nowhere else.Feminism was a product of North-Western Europe (and the settler Anglosphere) for very specific cultural and institutional reasons. The women’s moveme...

In the American West, both Euro-American and Chinese-American societies had a shortage of women: but that had very different consequences for women.Annie Oakley in the 1880s.Thanks to the Christian sanctification of single-spouse marriage, its insist...