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Forum: The Books 06-03-2020, 05:49 PM
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Middle-earth was calqued upon western Europe, in...

Middle-earth was calqued upon western Europe, in fact is feigned to have been a prehistoric western Europe... where, historically, the invaders and ravagers always came from the south and the east. ...
Forum: The Books 06-03-2020, 07:03 AM
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That passage, in particular, reflects Churchill's...

That passage, in particular, reflects Churchill's quip about "separated by a common language." Comments about the racial implications of the "squint-eyed-Southerner" at Bree invariably come from...
Forum: The Books 06-02-2020, 06:06 PM
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Fair point. What's Hades and demons when you can...

Fair point. What's Hades and demons when you can have crocodiles, sharks, stingrays, snakes, spiders, octopi, jellyfish, toads, Tasmanian devils, dingos, kangaroos, drop-bears, enraged koalas,...
Forum: The Books 06-02-2020, 04:53 PM
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Woses. Adorno was one of the great...

Woses.



Adorno was one of the great intellectual villains of the 20th Century. May he burn for all eternity in whichever circle of Hell is reserved for Marxist academics.
Forum: The Books 06-02-2020, 10:37 AM
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Not so. Aredhel (formerly Isfin) was tagged "The...

Not so. Aredhel (formerly Isfin) was tagged "The White Lady" because she always wore white. Her hair was black, like nearly all Noldor; and the Noldor and the Sindar/Teleri both, according to...
Forum: The Books 05-25-2020, 06:37 AM
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1) If we really want to be picky, Tolkien was...

1) If we really want to be picky, Tolkien was never "South African", because the Union of South Africa wasn't created until 18 years after his birth. He was born in the Orange Free State, which was...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2020, 05:21 PM
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The wonderful term I've heard for the movement -...

The wonderful term I've heard for the movement - which goes far beyond academia, although it originated there - is disintegrationism. Basically weaponized Adorno.

Not that Prof. Gibberish linked...
Forum: The Books 04-05-2020, 12:21 PM
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Strength and speed. Men have greater muscle...

Strength and speed. Men have greater muscle density and mass both, have longer legs proportionally and have pelvises better adapted to running, jumping and kicking. If we extend the discussion to...
Forum: The Books 04-05-2020, 12:15 PM
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Well said. Kim's paper is nothing more or less...

Well said. Kim's paper is nothing more or less than race-based trolling: factually incorrect and intellectually dishonest.
Forum: The Books 04-04-2020, 04:01 PM
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That, at least, is an easy one: when it comes to...

That, at least, is an easy one: when it comes to competitive athletics, certainly soccer and the like, men are better at them. Fact of biology, and Nature doesn't care that it's not fair. They...
Forum: The Books 10-04-2019, 03:41 PM
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Lewis had a great term for it: "chronological...

Lewis had a great term for it: "chronological snobbery." And he was referring to that sort of thing when it had some whiff of actual merit, not counterfactual codswallop like this piece.
Forum: The Books 10-04-2019, 01:21 PM
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That has got to be one of the stupidest things I...

That has got to be one of the stupidest things I have ever read in print.

(Just for anyone who isn't conversant with one of the fundamental cultural texts of Western civilization, the Book of...
Forum: The Books 10-01-2019, 09:44 AM
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You think you've read drivel? You haven't read drivel until you've read this

https://daily.jstor.org/the-question-of-race-in-beowulf/
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