From Darwinian Conservatism: ‘The Incoherence of the French Far Right. The Pretense of Catholic Integralist Theocracy‘
I suppose we’ll see what the French body politic decides to prioritize in conserving and changing:
‘Emmanuel Macron is running for his second term of five years. He is a political centrist. Five years ago, he won easily in a runoff against the far right Marine Le Pen. Until recently, it was assumed that Macron in this election would repeat that easy victory over Le Pen.‘
Bari Weiss & Tyler Cowen have a conversation.
The late Roger Sandall: ‘Tribal Yearnings:’
‘Funny word, “tribe”. Karl Popper used it a lot but you don’t hear it much today.
‘As Popper told the historical story, in the 5th and 6th centuries BC the tribal world of the old-time Greeks was breaking down. Everywhere there was change and decay—or change that looked like decay. And it is the anxiety and distress felt by men and women in this situation that leads them to try and freeze all change and return to the tribal past. He thought Plato’s thinking exemplified this.‘
Michael Dirda: ‘Sherlock Holmes Through The Eyes Of An Ultimate Fan‘
‘Despite my initial worries, the evening went exceptionally well.‘
Via a reader. The old O & A radio show took a look at NYC cable access show ‘Stairway To Stardom.’
Here’s Lucille Cataldo taking a first step…: