Caravaggio was a murderer and Ezra Pound was a fascist

They also happened to create great art. When weighing art as art, I think the moral life and political views of the artist are entirely irrelevant as a general rule. You judge the work, not the one making the work. That’s why I empathized recently with John C. Wright on the tedious politicization of the [Read More...]

John C. Wright Bids Farewell

… to the insufferably politicized Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with his characteristically vivacious prose. The thing about PC thought crime punishment is that it is often unleashed against the defenseless. But in this case, the victims happen to be some of the most articulate and smart people writing in English. And they [Read More...]

The Gauntlet is Thrown

How do you get a man of the 16th Century to do something you really really want him to do badly? You issue a challenge of course.  So I have writen that supreme 16th century Renaissance fantastist, wit, and raconteur, John C. Wright with this challenge: I scan your blog with the eager expectation of [Read More...]

In addition to being a founding member of the Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society

I am also a fan of the fetching and talented L. Jagi Lamplighter, who I am delighted to report has a new book out: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin Brooms, sorcery and exploding skunks! Rachel Griffin wants to know everything. As a freshman at Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts, she has been granted to opportunity [Read More...]

John C. Wright

on the theodicy of hell.  The guy *thinks*. [Read more...]

John C. Wright vs. the Kook

There are sound reasons not to vote for Romney. John C. Wright gets mail from a reader who manages to not articulate a single one of them. Meanwhile, John–like Dale Price–articulates an honorable pro-Romney position I respect but don’t share. As co-founder of the Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society, one of the pleasures of our ale-drinking [Read More...]

John C. Wright pens a painful post…

…that just makes me love him all the more with its blunt contrition and brutal honesty about what abortion, in fact, is. I’m sending myself a check in order to re-up my membership in the Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society. I just hope it doesn’t bounce. [Read more...]


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