The Monthly Salon: November
Some reading, and an open floor
Hello readers. It’s time for another of our monthly open spaces, in which you can talk to me, or indeed anyone else here, about what’s on your mind.
As ever, you may talk about whatever you like. If you’d like a prompt - or just some recommendations - here are a few things I’ve been reading lately.
Angela Nagle wrote for Compact about the recent riots in Dublin, which are a result of Ireland’s transformation in recent decades from Celtic Catholic nation to multicultural corporate territory. Michael O’Shea wrote on the same transformation for The American Conservative, while Unherd explained how the Irish elite’s embrace of US-style immigration rhetoric (and policy) is one of the roots of the dissatisfaction.
Ed West, on his excellent Substack Wrong Side of History, writes about the repaganisation of the West. This is a subject which I intend to dive into in detail here next year. More on that in January.
Finally, one of my favourite practical guides to our Age Of Insanity, Pilgrims in the Machine, offers up an essay called The Making of Unmachine Minds, on how to build a dissident family in the age of technology.
Talk about any of that, or something else entirely, if you feel moved. The floor is yours.