Daily Archives: April 15, 2021

A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods (4-15-21)

00:00 Caolan Robertson: Walking Away from Extremism, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU7k91OxRFw 02:00 Feeding Hate With Video: A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/technology/alt-right-youtube-algorithm.html 33:00 Victor Davis Hanson: Lots of us are tired of the virtue-signaling 38:00 Philip Roth Was His Own Favorite … Continue reading

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The Power Of Flannery O’Connor

Frederick Crews writes: O’Connor had no cause to disprize university writing programs, for she herself, despite the marked individuality of her work, was the first prominent American author to have been significantly shaped by one. Scholars who examine her early … Continue reading

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The Rorschach Test

Frederick Crews wrote in 2004: Both dreams and Rorschach responses can be “explored” with disastrous effect; think of the role played by dream analysis in recovered memory therapy, and think of Robert Lindner’s suggestion that shock treatment may be indicated … Continue reading

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Roger’s Version

John Updike’s pragmatic embrace of Christianity reminds me of many on the Dissident Right (as well as former Nazis in post-WWII Germany) who take on Christianity as a socially acceptable expression of their traditionalist views. Frederick Crews writes: * Updike’s … Continue reading

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The Unknown Freud

Frederick Crews writes in 1993: * That psychoanalysis, as a mode of treatment, has been experiencing a long institutional decline is no longer in serious dispute. Nor is the reason: though some patients claim to have acquired profound self-insight and … Continue reading

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