One Year Down

A year ago today, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen got on television and shut Denmark down. After a long and wearying preamble expressing all the dangers represented by the Wuhan virus, and the importance of all of working together to protect ourselves and each other, she said: It is therefore the authorities’ recommendation that we close…

The Boomerang Principle

“What you do to your adversaries today, they will do to you tomorrow.” It’s such a simple maxim, and so obviously true, and so easily observable in every sphere of human affairs, and at every level of the animal kingdom, that one would expect it to have been said in a thousand different languages across…

F*ck Your Humanity

“State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters,” Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. “Coldly it tells lies too; and this lie crawls out of its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.’ That is a lie!” The modern democratic republics of the west were, almost without exception, baptized with horrors….