Les 21 points du S.O.L.

Légion française des combattants et des volontaires de la Révolution nationale. Contre l’Ancien Régime. Pour l’Ordre Nouveau. 1. Contre la lèpre juive. Pour la pureté française. Against Jewish leprosy. For French purity. 2. Contre l’égoïsme bourgeois. Pour la solidarité française. Against bourgeois egoism. For French solidarity. 3. Contre le scepticisme. Pour la foi. Against skepticism. For faith. 4. Contre…

Martin Luther’s Hatred

What shall we Christians do with this rejected and condemned people, the Jews? […] I shall give you my sincere advice: First, to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them….

Emma non è Bernie

La Sinistra è in crisi in tutta Europa. In tutto il mondo. Non lo è da oggi e i motivi sono molti e variegati, come si è scritto più volte anche qui. Ma, perfino negli ultimi anni, ci sono stati fenomeni ed eventi positivi – o parzialmente positivi – che hanno meritato attenzione e portato…

Why Postmodernism Is A Threat

Postmodernism is a threat. Not only to liberal democracy, but to modernity itself. That may sound like a hyperbolic claim, but the reality is that the cluster of ideas and values at the root of postmodernism have broken the bounds of academia and gained great cultural power in the West. The irrational and identitarian “symptoms”…

Seven Reasons Why the Left is Losing

Is the (American) left capable of political success right now? What follows is a roundup of critiques offered in the spirit of “I want a country where the best versions of left and right are vying against one another.” It is neither exhaustive nor definitive. But I hope that it can serve a starting point…

Ur-Fascism

In my country today there are people who are wondering if the Resistance had a real military impact on the course of the war. For our grandparents this question was irrelevant: they immediately understood the moral and psychological meaning of the Resistance. In my country today there are those who are saying that the myth…

Il Manifesto dei Manifesti

Manifesti del Movimento futurista: Manifesto del Futurismo (Marinetti, 1909) Uccidiamo il Chiato di luna! (Marinetti, 1909) Manifesto dei Pittori futuristi (Boccioni, Carrà, Russolo, Balla, Severini, 1910) Contro Venezia passatista (Marinetti, 1911) Manifesto dei Musicisti futuristi (Pratella, 1911) Contro la Spagna passatista (Marinetti, 1911) Manifesto della Donna futurista (de Saint-Point, 1912) Manifesto tecnico della scultura futurista…

How to Be Seen as an Expert in Artificial Intelligence

Another one for the series “things encountered around the university”: 1. Never say “Artificial Intelligence,” always say “AI” If someone says “artificial intelligence”, correct them by saying: “don’t you mean, AI?”. You’ll immediately appear more well-read on the subject than any of your colleagues. 2. Offer to develop your company’s AI offering When this honor…

The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity

The First Basic Law Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. One is repeatedly and recurrently startled by the fact that: a) people whom one had once judged rational and intelligent turn out to be unashamedly stupid; b) day after day, with unceasing monotony, one is harassed in one’s activities by…

10 Right-Wing Lies on Taxation

Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s. But the selling of tax cuts under Trump has taken things…