This is John J. Reilly’s masterful summary of not only esoteric fascism, but of the curious historical phenomenon of the Albigensians. John wraps up everything he wrote over a number of years on the subject into a cohesive whole. Lucifer’s Court: A Heretic’s Journey in Search of
The infrastructure failure that John mentions here where a big storm inundated NYC and affected theoretically robust networks like the Internet would be repeated on a much larger scale five years later with Hurricane Sandy. Soggy Internet, Virginia Tech Massacre, The Secret Glory No, it wasn't a nor'easter: That storm
Otto Rahn is one of those characters who would have had to be invented, if he didn’t actually exist. And if that were the case, you might accuse the author of fantastical speculations far beyond reason. This book review by John J. Reilly serves not only as a short
I’m not sure it was even fair in 2007 to describe Dinesh D’Souza like this: Dinesh D’Souza, a noted public policy expert now resident at the Hoover Institution But by now, it is clear that D’Souza is a hack, but at least he maintains a reasonable
John Reilly proposes here an interesting psychology of schism: The usual motive for schism, however, is conservative: new groups form because they believe that the old one has departed from tradition in some way. For groups like the Old Catholics [split from the Catholic Church after Vatican I proposed papal
A few years ago, there was a movement on the fringes that called itself neo-reaction, or a variety of other things. This used to be the only places I ran into people who knew who Evola or Guénon were. I used to be amused when it was asserted C. S.
I took a long break from the blog for Thanksgiving, but I'm back refreshed. Here we are at the end of another calendar year of John's blog. John's book reviews tend to be the most popular, but sometimes a blog post or two will sneak into the top ten. Items