Why Are Jews Conservative?

“We Jews are so smart, just give us five or ten years and the most prominent American conservatives will be Jewish!” --William F. Buckley, Getting It Right Getting It Right, the 2003 novel by the late, great William F. Buckley, Jr., treats the emergence of the modern American conservative movement in the first half of … Continue reading Why Are Jews Conservative?

Meet the New Weird

Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy of sci-fi / horror novels is contemporary, in some ways even trendy. The cast of characters is multi-ethnic, and the few white males who aren’t explicitly portrayed as gay are secondary characters and villains. In the acknowledgements, VanderMeer credits the the Semiotext(e) Intervention series of radical anti-capitalist and pomo theory … Continue reading Meet the New Weird