Tag Archives: Anti-Intellectualism

The Discreet Charm of Incorrigible Stupidity

Americans don’t much care for history – Henry Ford famously said it was bunk – and most kids merely endure their history classes that started in the seventh grade and never seemed to stop. And once released from the surly … Continue reading

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Regarding Commonsense Conservatism

Being of the liberal persuasion, and thinking a few of those dreaded progressive thoughts, or just being a registered Democrat, you do get used to being told that you may have all those degrees and such, and know lots about … Continue reading

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The Abyss at the End of the Weekend

Sunday evening is always a problem. The kids know they go back to school in the morning, and they’re sullen and morose. Even if they did their homework they know there’s probably something wrong with it – something they overlooked, … Continue reading

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Regarding the Landscape of Incoherent White American Resentment

They call him Tweety Bird for a reason. Chris Matthews is the guy, with his political talk show on MSNBC, Hardball. He flits around, topic to topic, you never know what he’s going to say next, and he loves to … Continue reading

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Our Lizard Brains

We all know people who don’t like to think things through – they like to trust their instincts. Too much analysis, too much thinking, makes them uncomfortable. Thinking is not doing. When it comes down to it, it’s best to … Continue reading

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Those Limbs and Outward Flourishes

Let’s go back to high school, where you had to endure the unmitigated agony of Shakespeare – the words made no sense and the man ran on forever, and you had to write an essay or two along the way, … Continue reading

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