Author: dennis

Hockey’s Diversity “Problem”

The NHL has players from Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czechia, USA, Slovakia, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Norway, France, even 1 from Australia, and of course a shit-ton from Canada. But… that’s not enough “diversity” according to one Washington DC, think tank. Nope. Why not? I mean, that’s 15 different countries, languages, cultures, and ethnicities. So what’s the problem?  Oh you...

Impeachment for Dummies

Some thoughts on the House vote to impeach Trump. Please click to watch on YouTube and subscribe to my channel. I need 1000 subscribers before YouTube will take me seriously, thanks.

The Square and the Tower

I have a love/hate relationship with author Niall Ferguson, who is basically the official historian for the powers that be and the way that things are. That doesn’t make him wrong, and he is an excellent writer, but you could drive a truck through his blind-spots. Still, I did learn a few things from this book that I’d never heard...

The Madness of Crowds

“We are going through a great crowd derangement. In public and in private, both online and off, people are behaving in ways that are increasingly irrational, feverish, herd-like and simply unpleasant. The daily news cycle is filled with the consequences. Yet while we see the symptoms everywhere, we do not see the causes.” Murray points out the absurdities and internal...

Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Is it possible for a book to be TOO logical? Prior to reading this I would have said “no,” but now I’m not so sure. A lot of long boring X = Y + Z sort of statements, mixed in with deep thought about political philosophy and morality. Nozick makes a strong case for a minimal state being the most...

Human Smoke

I probably never would have read this book had it not been so highly recommended by various people I respect. This is NOT your usual history book. The writer makes very few comments. It is a collection, albeit a very select collection, of news stories with short time line narratives. It is very well done, in fact. It is all...

The Fourth Turning

Apparently this book was a big influence on former Breitbart editor and Trump advisor Steve Bannon, so I thought I’d give it a try. In a nutshell, the book advances the view that history roughly repeats itself every 80 years. Further, every 80 year period is characterized by four “turnings.” A High, an Awakening, an Unraveling, and a Crisis. In...

The Virtue of Selfishness

There are very few books which have been maligned as much as this one. The title of this book can be misunderstood, and it usually is (by people who have never read past the front cover). Ms. Rand’s definition of selfishness is not where someone has something, and refuses to share it with someone else. What is meant here is...

Adventures with Mr. Wizard

I generally prefer to discuss ideas, not people. Substance, not gossip. But there are exceptions to every rule and Mr. Wizard is one of them. I first met Mr. Wizard at a pool hall and it wasn’t long until he said, “I know a lot about pool.” What a weird thing to say. I wondered why he said it. Was...

How to Beat Trump 2020

So you hate Trump? Okay. I get it. But how are you going to get rid of him? Hate to break it to you, but impeachment is not going to happen. That shit will be thrown out in the Senate before you can say, “2020 Election.” But don’t worry, there is a way to get rid of him, all you...

Schwezigon Pagoda

I can see the golden spire rising above the trees, so I know I’m going the right way, but I’m also passing by an odd building to my right. It’s long, narrow, columned, and ignored. A sign reads, “No shoes allowed inside.” I take my sandals off and enter. It’s a stone walkway stretching to near infinity, with glowing light...

The Antifa Handbook

Antifa are a bunch of idiots who think they are fighting ‘fascism.’ This book attempts to justify their actions with double-speak, self-congratulation, victim-posing, and logical fallacies. I read it – or at least tried to read it – in order to understand my enemy. Unfortunately, they don’t even understand themselves.

A Troublesome Inheritance

This is a book about human genetics, but really more about human history. It’s technical enough to make it interesting, but not enough to make it a textbook. It’s more of a book about human history with genetics being the background. The book walks an interesting line between political incorrectness and straight science. Just enough to make it uncomfortable to...

The Devil’s Pleasure Palace

A critique of the Frankfort School philosophers and their influence on the modern Left. An influence that the typical Leftist is completely unaware of. The book is just okay, but it does have a few gems in it, such as… “What would the Left do without delusion? It is the cornerstone of their philosophy. A desperate desire to look at...

Might is Right

Never heard of this book before. Only read it because the psycho who shot a bunch of people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival recommended it. Not that I’m in the habit of taking advice from psychos, but the news media made such a big deal of it being “white supremacist” literature, I thought I’d see if they were full of...

Starship Troopers

Part sci-fi, part political philosophy, it’s a thought provoking book. An excerpt below: The Terror had not been just in North America — But it reached its peak there shortly before things went to pieces. “Law-abiding people,” Dubois had told us, “hardly dared go into a public park at night. To do so was to risk attack by wolf packs...

Practical Idealism

Way back in 1925, this book proposed both the EU and mass immigration. The author Kalergi received help from the Rothschild and Warburg banking families to further the plan. Not only for the destruction of European nation states but also the deliberate ethnocide of the indigenous, mostly Caucasian race of the European continent. This he proposed should be done through...

The Righteous Mind

I really can’t say enough good things about this book, it’s fantastic. An antidote to the insanity of today’s political climate, and a fascinating romp through the field of moral psychology.

The Machiavellians

I never knew much about Machiavelli, except that he was a dick. But I didn’t really know that either, that was just the impression I was led to believe by my teachers, media, and popular culture. Instead, Machiavelli and the philosophers who expanded on his findings were great men with keen insights. So much of political thinking is based on...

The Undoing Project

Follows the friendship of Behavioral Psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who redefined our understanding of the way the mind works to make decisions.

The Cave and the Light

Examines the age old dispute between Plato and Aristotle on the nature of “truth”, which continues to the present day. For Plato, truth was an ideal, something that exists outside and above reality, for Aristotle, only experience and observation could reveal what was “true.” In a way, each of these great men had one half of what would become the...