Endo Tatsuya's Spy x Family is one of the most wholesome pieces of popular entertainment to come along in quite some time. I can wholeheartedly recommend both the manga and the anime.
The New Atlantis: The Population Control Holocaust Robert Zubrin details the horrors of both privately and publicly driven population control programs of the twentieth century. At the time, much effort was expended to try and ensure that overpopulation didn’t destroy the world. However, now that almost everywhere in the
This is a a great blog post. The linked Reason article about the “Libertarian moment of 2008” looks hilarious in retrospect. The last 14 years have if anything seen the acceleration of the trends the article mentions, but I doubt many people in Anglosphere countries feel much freer. The hyper-individualized
A fascinating aside on machine politics in the early twenty-first century: Readers may be surprised to hear that there is still a “Democratic Machine” in Jersey City, or indeed anywhere. In the classic sense of the term, there isn't. Certainly it is not a mass organization, commanding the
John J. Reilly wrote some fascinating science fiction about gas giant moons, but it is rather unlikely that we would find life there, as there is very little energy available, even if there is liquid water and suitable chemicals. I like that story more for the Toynbee-style macrohistory. Mamet &
This 2008 preview of the policies of Viktor Orbán in The Nation seems on point. The tone of the coverage certainly hasn’t changed. Also, looking back at John J. Reilly’s review of Mark Steyn’s America Alone, which he links here, I find I wrote this in the
The birth rate in Poland did tick up a bit, but in overall terms it was pretty small compared to the decrease over the twentieth century. Doris Lessing, the Zombie Continent, Orthodox Revival The more interesting Nobel Prize award of recent days is not the one to the Goracle (only