In the modern era, during times of severe stress, society and the state tend to merge, not pull apart. Maybe that is the defining characteristic of modernity, and of every era like modernity.
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John J. Reilly was born in 1954. He wrote Spengler's Future in 1992, and published it in 1993. He was thus 38 or 39 when he started to produce his characteristic works. John continued to write up until his death at the age of 58, a writing career of two
There is a saying that the taxi drivers in Washington D.C. tend to come from whatever country the foreign policy establishment was interested in twenty years ago. As of 2023, the 2009 plan John mentions here to try to increase military recruitment by offering citizenship to select immigrants has
This mention by John J. Reilly of his work for West Publishing Company spurred me to archive John's CV from his website. It is easy even for me to forget how many things John wrote in the 1990s. There are even a few pieces referenced in that CV that were
The Long View Re-publishing Project will have news soon. Why post old articles? Who was John J. Reilly? All of John's posts here An archive of John's site
John J. Reilly offers us this view from early 2009 about the economic conditions that would later spawn movements like Occupy Wall Street. John was often critical of the unthinking pursuit of corporate profits in ways that undermined public order, a tendency he called “capital gains zombies”, and something Brian
I’ve sometimes said that John wasn’t great with data, but what I mean is that he didn’t have the same kind of visual style I do. For example, in this blog post John said: President Obama's approval ratings will, no doubt, soon fall into line with the