Straussianism is an open invitation, hidden in plain sight, to give precedence to the question over the answer, without overlooking the importance of answers in politics and elsewhere.
Unfortunately, international trade and a hypercompetitive global economy means that Americans, living in America, working for American companies can still have their speech rights curtailed by the Chinese Communist Party.
It is positively refreshing to see a comic book movie with actual depth and profundity, rather than the plastic and shallow mass-manufactured fodder of Disney Marvel movies that have plagued the box office for years.
Hipster underworlds are microcosms of civilization at large, and it takes a far more pretentious isolation to understand them than mainstream societies.
Transgression or perversion isn’t only an erotic category. It’s a very broad field which can include aesthetic and intellectual practices as well as carnal ones.
In our modern, or rather postmodern world, there is no truth anymore. We have an endless amount of research but lack vital information. This leads us to realize that endless movement to some specific goal is a mirage.
There is a demand within our soul for the primitive and archaic. The veins are pumping hard beneath the spectacle, and be it by natural growth or a violent eruption, the soul of humanity will get what it needs and desires.
Now I think techno-optimism is suspect. It can be a tool of the ruling plutocracy. To detourne Woody Guthrie, the promise is there’ll be pie in the sky when you don’t die.
Do unto others in a way that will imprint your mark on them so permanently that it echoes of your essence. Visit them in the middle of the night. Normality is boring and hides under the covers when greeted with the faint sounds of iconoclastic wonder.
The alt-right never had to kill their friends: they never even had any. Did they even need them? The bare fact of their ideology was the banner which bound them in brotherhood as they incubated in dark corners of the Internet.