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Thursday’s reading list


That interview, male desire and the ‘silent coup’ against Trump

Our first stop on the reading list is the great Ben Shapiro at the National Review. He comments on the now infamous interview by Cathy Newman with Professor Jordan Peterson. Shapiro describes the interview as an ‘insipid exercise in Newman attempting to cram her own words into Peterson’s mouth’.

Shapiro points out that there is no right not to be offended. In addition, ‘but despite Peterson’s obvious logic, the Left refuses to concede this particular point. Any statement — any statement — must be gauged not only on the basis of its truth-value, according to the Left, but on the basis of whether such truth is likely to offend — or, at last, whether such truth is likely to offend groups the Left perceives as victimized. According to the Left, any and all truth must take a back seat to “your truth”, so long as you claim minority status in any way.’

Shapiro also points out: ‘The Left has wielded the Right’s preference for manners as a club against the Right, claiming offense in order to cow them into silence.’

Shapiro explains it is possible to have decency and truth. ‘Those are the twin pillars of conservatism, after all: virtue and reason.’

It is a rewarding read.

Still at the National Review is my second-favourite Jew, Dennis Prager, discussing and explaining for the dim-witted out there, male sexual desire.

Prager: ‘First, few forces are as powerful as the sexual drive, yet in no area of human life are the sexes so different. If they try hard, men and women can understand almost everything about one another. But regarding male sexual nature, unless girls and women are taught about male sexual nature — and few are, especially in our time — there is no way they can understand male sexual nature. It may be the one area of life wherein men are more capable of understanding women.’

I leave you to read this rest of this piece. And men, please do tell me if it is accurate.

Finally, we should remind ourselves that there remains an ongoing investigation into Russian interference into the US election. Mark Levin gives his thoughts on the Mueller investigation here, calling it a silent coup against the Trump Presidency. They don’t come any tougher than Levin.

Levin: Mueller probe has become a ‘silent coup’ against POTUS

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