Over at Signature Reads, a review of Barry Strauss’ The Death of Caesar. Strauss’ take is that the assassination, whatever the particular motivations of the various actors, was at root a defense of liberty and an attack on tyranny, and so ought be commended. Now, I’ve written on this topic myself. Back in 2016, I argued … More A Defense of Brutus?
Here’s a book with a great title: Mud, Blood, and Poppycock: Britain and the Great War. From the description: Laced with dry humour, this will overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War. Gordon Corrigan reveals how the British embraced technology, and developed the weapons and tactics to break through … More World War I May Finally Start Getting It’s Due
Today, with The Devil Left Him out and available, I’d like to talk a little about the connection between Jesus and Barrabbas, and the latter’s role in the Biblical story. 1st Century Judea had a number of divisive sects vying for control of what Judaism meant. The Sadducees, the priests, were the most Hellenized, the most … More Barabbas was a Terrorist?
In RakeMag, a fascinating life of the man behind a poem I discovered and have read voraciously, The Wild Party. If you were looking for a young man with a great literary life in front of him in 1928, you’d have been hard-pressed to find a better candidate than 29-year-old Joseph Moncure March. His narrative in … More After the Party
I don’t know if Glenn Beck is really talking about what he sounds like he’s talking about here. As I read it, he was speaking hypothetically, like “what do we do if?…” The sentiment, however, is common enough to be talked of. Sometimes people feel like killing a President. But it’s been a while since … More Assassination is Not Your Friend
As my wife belongs to SAG, we get SAG screeners. One of them is the new Bryan Cranston movie Trumbo, a biopic of one of the Hollywood Ten. I’ve decided that I’m not watching it. Yes, that’s right, I’m judging a movie before I’ve seen it, phillistine that I am. Here is why: How many Blacklist pietas Does … More Trumbo Should Not Be Seen By Anyone
So sayeth the Telegraph (h/t Vox Day). One recording purports to show a uniformed security guard speaking of getting “swastikas in my eyes”. “In two years, there will be a revolution here and there will be no more of all this s***. We’ll clean it all out,” the guard, who has not been named, appears … More So, Germans Are Making Nazi Sounds Again…