Category Archives: Reviews

(1): Shotgun vs. Lafcadio Hearn

Rossetti, says Dr. Hearn, was a man of the middle ages. He was born, out of his time, in the Victorian era, and hated the science and philosophy of his day. Sounds like my kind of poet. Oddly enough, in … Continue reading

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The Sandman Cometh

In my last post, I distinguished myself from the cultish Christians who pledge allegiance to doctrines and schemes rather than to the man Christ.  Lately, and coinciding with my study of the development of Germany before the first world war, … Continue reading

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The De-Socialization of Shotgun

“Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.” ~ Cassio Tell someone you support homeschooling and the first thing they ask is how will the poor … Continue reading

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Shotgun Takes Aim at Russia

“Nothing makes a man more nationalistic than to think his country is owned by foreigners. He can adjust in time to losing a war. That only means the enemy was stronger. But to lose his economy means the enemy was … Continue reading

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Tribes and Cults

I’ve read two books recently: Jack Donovan’s “The Way of Men” and Lauren Drain’s memoir about growing up in the Westboro Baptist Church. I didn’t intend for this, but the two play off each other in interesting ways.  Donovan is … Continue reading

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Review: 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read

Benjamin Wiker is no neo-con, nor does his book belong to that class of trendy, neo-con hit-pieces put out by the likes of Hannity, Beck, Levin, or Limbaugh.  And for all the book’s merits (which are many), I have a … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Babylon

C.S. Lewis wrote that sometimes fairy stories may say best what’s to be said; if only J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter novels) had listened, she’d have learned something.  The second-biggest flaw of the Potter series is how she swaps … Continue reading

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Giving up on Love! (Review of “The Manipulated Man”)

Esther Vilar must not listen to country music, or if she does, she only listens to that modern garbage that has nothing to do with rural Americans.  If she did, she’d know women (like Miranda Lambert) have strong emotional responses … Continue reading

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Review: How to Answer the Fool

American Vision teamed up with popular Christian apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate to produce a well-received documentary, showcasing the “Presuppositional” apologetic methodology.  It’s called “How to Answer the Fool”, and features a series of Sye’s apologetic encounters at universities and on … Continue reading

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You’re not your Dang Khakis, or: A Short Review of “Fight Club”

I finally saw “Fight Club” all the way through. It’s a story in the “escapist” genre, wrapped in pseudo-profound anarchist philosophy. But don’t get me wrong, I love the escapist genre: In a reflection of Joseph Campbell’s philosophy of myth, … Continue reading

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