The Fever Swamp


Illiberal Populism on the March

  My interview on populism vs. (classical) liberalism in the French magazine Contrepoints: https://www.contrepoints.org/2017/09/20/298869-interview-de-tom-g-palmer-face-populisme-rationalite-liberaux

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The Cold Evil of the Alt-Right

The coldly evil vision of the Alt-Right. “We will have a Europe, in 2050, where the bank notes have Adolf Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander the Great. And Hitler will be…

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Yes, Cuba May Be Better than War-Ravaged South Sudan

From the BBC’s Cuban propaganda division, Raul Castro sector: “Can the ‘Cuban-Jubans’ rebuild South Sudan?“

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The Nut Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

traMarcus Epstein & The Racism of Sam Francis Make up your own mind about this young man, Marcus Epstein, and his revealed preferences. (You can search for his name on…

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Just How Many Swiss Ships Are There?

Some, it seems!

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A Remarkable Schoolboy Recitation of Scientific Psychology that Needs a Wee Bit of Updating

Now I spent a lot of time reading Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and many scholastic thinkers, and I’ve learned a lot from them, but it’s remarkable to hear someone quote from…

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Stupid, or Evil: You Decide

(Click on the image to enlarge it to a more readable size.) The crackpots around Lew Rockwell are not content with trying to get countries to eschew or eliminate nuclear…

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Now We Know What Real Humor Is….Or at Least Real Jokes

Michael Moynihan of Reason has been doing some super sleuthing. He wants to know, “Just what makes something humorous?” And now he has the answer: Jonathan Chait, to whom he…

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Chait “responds,” sort of

Jonathan Chait disgraces himself once more. First he mocked Veronique de Rugy’s French name, then in his defense he makes fun of the “G” in my name, which I have…

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Now here’s an ugly bit of business….

Chait’s Response to the criticism offered below. And a Little More: Now We Know What Real Humor Is….Or at Least Real Jokes An old friend, Veronique de Rugy, has been…

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