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Weekly Digest: On the Road
Welcome to my weekly digest for September 9, 2022.
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I’m in the middle of a crazy travel stretch where I’ll be speaking four times in six days in three different cities on two different coasts. I’m actually writing this from the road in Battle Ground, Washington (Metro Portland).
New Content and Media Mention
New this week:
Is the Collapse of Institutions the Problem or the Solution? (Paid Subscribers Only) - I discuss the problem of poorly performing and apparently unreformable institutions that we can’t live without, but which increasingly can’t live with either. What do we do in that situation?
At American Reformer Brad Littlejohn writes about Joel Kotkin’s book The Coming of Neo-Feudalism. Christian Winter reviews Anthony Esolen’s new book No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men.
Timon Cline also writes about Curtis Yarvin’s ideas. I haven’t fully digested this piece yet. Since more people are writing about Yarvin these days, I might do a subscriber webinar to provide an overview of him and his thinking.
Best of the Web
Abby, 28, has been on dating apps for eight years, bouncing between OkCupid, Bumble, Tinder, eHarmony, Match, WooPlus, Coffee Meets Bagel and Hinge. A committed user, she can easily spend two or more hours a day piling up matches, messaging back and forth, and planning dates with men who seem promising.
But really, she is just over it all: the swiping, the monotonous getting-to-know-you conversations and the self-doubt that creeps in when one of her matches fizzles. Not a single long-term relationship has blossomed from her efforts.
Aeon: The great regression - To understand why so many adults are acting just like children, don’t blame Millennials – look to Japan in the 1990s