Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beaumont on Men and Women in Early America

Gustave de Beaumont was Alexis de Tocqueville’s companion on his trip to the United States. Like de Tocqueville, he commented on the freedom of American customs and the morality of American marriage: It is impossible not to admit that there … Continue reading

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More Race Baiting in the Times

The New York Times has a new piece trying to tap into the frenzy over the Treyvon Martin affair. This time, a pair of black men snuck into an elderly man’s house, smoked pot, had sex with his daughter and … Continue reading

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Patience

“It is among the evils, and perhaps is not the smallest, of democratical governments, that the people must feel, before they will see. When this happens, they are roused to action—hence it is that this form of government is so … Continue reading

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What America Was

Here’s a classic passage on the relations between the sexes in early America, from de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. Especially in its famous last passage, containing the line “if I were asked to what the singular prosperity and growing strength … Continue reading

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Fame

“In Slovenia fame has the same word as a woman’s name: “Slava.” Old people used to say: “Slava je kurba.” Fame is a bitch, they would say. One day she sleeps with one person and the next day with another. … Continue reading

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The Direct Approach

My personal experience with the eternal question of direct versus indirect game: I generally don’t get good results with direct game on cold approaches, especially during the day. Nor do I use full on direct game in my social circle … Continue reading

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The News That’s Not Fit to Print

Compare the lack of attention in the prestige press to this case with the media blitz of misleading speculation about the Treyvon Martin case. What was it John Derbyshire was condemned for saying again? A small cohort of blacks—in my … Continue reading

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