Weekday Reading #20

My War: How I got irony in the infantry, Paul Fussell, Harper’s

What I Said at Harvard: What’s Wrong with the Proposition: “Return to the Founders to Save America”, Patrick Deneen, The Postliberal Order

Scissors, Paste, and Aquinas, Pat Smith, Ius & Iustitium

The Logic of Lockdowns Leads to Shanghai, Alex Gutentag, Compact

New Model Statecraft, Gladden Pappin, The Lamp

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April 20, 2022 6:22 pm

We are were we are because of 50 years of white anting by fabian and other socialist filth. The unproductive sector grows to consume all productive capacity which has been absorbed by communists in china.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 20, 2022 8:45 pm

My War: How I got irony in the infantry

He sounds like Yossarian from Catch 22. Article is from forty years ago. About that time I learned irony myself. I’d joined the AAR and my first order was to present myself before a GP to determine my medical…aspects. So I did. She was a young lady GP, who told me “stand there” (across a rather long room), then “please drop your trousers”. I did. Apparently the Army in its esteemed wisdom needed to know if my testicles were descended or not. They apparently were since she then, from the furthest distance away the room allowed, told me I could resume my trousers. Thus endethed the inspection, and I had learned my first lesson in Army stuff. Which fits well Lt. Fussell’s experience (although less painfully).

He was fortunate not to be sent to the Pacific. The Japanese weren’t so nice as the Germans, as I have been reading in the official Australian WW2 history.

April 21, 2022 3:55 am

Started reading the Shanghai Lockdown article but threw in the towel when i got to the assertion that the fake pandemic was / is about Big Pharma making money. That’s very similar to claiming the aim of Adolf and Co was to get rich from the holocaust.

Nah, the aim of all mass murder operations is PRIMARILY mass murder. The less resistance to thus, the better for the perps!

April 21, 2022 8:23 am

For the second time I attempted to read a Nobel Prize winning novel. The Books of Jacob
by Olga Tokarczuk, it’s slow going and so far not that good I reckon.

I have tried to read some of Patrick Whites novels but abandoned the attempts.

Has a really readable good book ever one a Nobel Prize?

April 21, 2022 8:40 am

Won not one, sorry

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