I don’t have any essays lined up soon so keeping in tradition with the day I figured I would list out some of my favorite Irish writers and books. So without further ado; Favorite Irish/Irish-American writers Thomas Kinsella Seamus Heaney (his translation of Beowulf is my favorite. Here is Part I of Heaney reading it aloud) Jonathan… Read More Favorite Irish writers and books.
Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen. Yale University Press, 2016. 198 pages. After Rod Dreher’s review in The American Conservative, I was intrigued enough to buy Dr. Deneen’s book and it was well worth the purchase. It definitely helps cement my slide from quasi-libertarianism to full-blown Toryism. It definitely strikes the correct tone though I… Read More My Review of “Why Liberalism Failed”
I haven’t had as much opportunity to write as I would have liked in 2017 and I am looking forward to remedying that. Here are the top 5 essays, as ranked by you, the dear readers of Musings On The Right; On Selling Your Soul This was yet another marker that signifies why I am… Read More Top Essays of 2017
Seeing Republicans I know try to justify or equivocate on Roy Moore’s sexual deviancy and predation is frankly depressing. Even given how terrible our current political moment is, I did not think, in this the 2017th Year of Our Lord, that Americans would have to litigate just exactly how much sexual involvement with minors is… Read More On Selling Your Soul
Like Sumantra Maitra, I too have decided to become the Internet’s worst person. See how you like it. The Chechens are a tough people. Persecuted by various empires, historically stateless and mistreated, they remain in their homeland. For the uninitiated the Chechens are a Muslim people from the North Caucasian region of Eastern Europe. They… Read More On the Rohingya Crisis, Or “Contra The Federalist”
For those who follow me, there’s a new piece by yours truly over at Cafe Con Leche Republicans regarding Trump’s move on DACA. Some highlights: President Trump’s latest executive order on immigration has spurred yet another partisan debate on immigration reform. However in the whirlwind of this discussion, there is a vacuum of facts which… Read More New Piece over at CCLR
Instead of an egalitarian world revolution, the American experience was a local affair. As Kirk says, it was a revolution made but one prevented.… Read More Reactionary Thoughts on America
Mexican history is inevitably one of lost opportunities and ruined possibilities. While Maximilano was a flawed man, I can’t help but think maybe it was lost juncture for Mexico, possibly a more peaceful and just one.… Read More Now Let Us Praise Tragic Men: Maximiliano of México
This is a subject that has been on my mind for some time, a defense of the Spanish language. Over time I’ve noticed attacks from two very, very separate quarters. With only a few days left until Cinco De Mayo, I figured now is as good as time as any. The first is the most… Read More En defensa de español; in defense of Spanish.
Originally posted on Archaeological Fantasies:
Honestly, when it comes down to it, you can’t prove a negative. So why am I doing this? Ah… Well I am caving a bit to my fans on You Tube. They’ve been asking for me to focus more on biblical archaeology, and there is a lot of that to…