Maowser Rears His Ugly Head in Raleigh

It’s not often that I have the opportunity to comment on the goings-on of NC State, our friendly, down-the-road school of engineering and pig farming. But it seems that the Mao Infatuation Virus has spread to Raleigh. In an email sent to students in NC State’s College of Humanities and…

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UNC Hits a New Low

Apparently, the celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall is too controversial for some people. After spending about 4-5 hours constructing a replica of the Berlin Wall to celebrate the 21st anniversary of its fall today, I can say that I was extremely disappointed when I discovered that someone had…

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Up From Radicalism

Previously on The Man Who Was Thursday This week: The Finale Many prominent figures on the Right- from Ronald Reagan to P.J. O’Rourke- were once leftists who more or less gradually converted to conservatism. They all have interesting stories. But, frankly, my personal story is far more important than all…

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My Communist Manifesto

Last week on The Man Who Was Thursday This Week: From Russia, with Love When I was thirteen, I became a communist. It’s hard to explain why. Communism is an all-encompassing worldview which determines how you interpret everything; if you don’t hold that worldview, you just can’t understand how a…

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The Gods That Failed

Ideology – that is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination… Thanks to ideology, the twentieth century was fated to experience evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions. Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago When I first began writing for Carolina Review,…

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Y.P.A.A.

  Failure to notice the world in which we live, getting by without discernment of even a commonsensical strain, is failure to be adequate stewards of our responsibilities.  I wager that of the thousands of students who have passed by the imposing campus Y building few have stopped to imagine…

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