Combined with John J. Reilly’s historical analysis of universal states was the observation that political entities follow the economy. Accordingly, he expected that a possible future universal state would need to incorporate features of the cultures of both ends of Eurasia. A Real Mortgage Crisis; Confucian Christianity; Hillary'
Demography is always more mysterious, and the data messier, than the models that get used often imply. In this post, John looks at early signs that Russian demographics were exiting the death spiral state of more deaths than births in 2007. The absolute difference wouldn’t cross zero for another
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
It is rather sad that John didn't live to see the rise of the tradinistas. He would have enjoyed pointing out they make the same arguments as Tradition. Tradition, Optimism & Cartography Over at First Things, Fr. Neuhaus has noted that there may be a contradiction between the
A nice overview of the grail stories, and how they fit into European history. This was part of my background reading for Tim Powers' The Drawing of the Dark and Last Call. The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief By Richard Barber Harvard University Press, 2004 463 Pages, US$17.
Evola's shorter, more popular work was Men Among the Ruins. I added a table of contents to John's review of that book too.
I added a table of contents to John Reilly's critical review of Baron Julius Evola's Revolt Against the Modern World. I'm not sure how I feel about this being one of the most read articles on my site, but at least it is easier