Category: Culture & Arts

The White Plague: Frank Herbert’s Irish Pandemic Dystopia

The following article first featured on the site Excuse The Blood and is syndicated with permission of the author. Frank Herbert will be primarily known as the author of the Dune series, to the extent that its popularity outweighs and obscures his...

/ 19/06/2021

Cardinal Marx and the Future of the Church

Having travelled to Rome in May to offer his resignation as Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Cardinal Reinhard Marx received the Pope’s response today. Francis rejected the proposal, and called on bishops worldwide to take greater responsibility for the abuse crisis....

/ 11/06/2021

A Meditation on the Sigma Male Revolution and its Meaning in the Modern World

[FOR IDEAL SIGMA READING EXPERIENCE: listen to Sergio Valentino’s ‘Drive Forever’ (xakavir Remix)] It's Better to be a Sigma for a Day Than a Betabux All Your Life “As you can imagine, I am quite the celebrity, and am treated...

/ 03/06/2021

What Explains Covid Youth Shaming in Ireland?

There was much crying and gnashing of teeth from politicians and government officials Saturday over mass outdoor gatherings of mostly young people in Dublin and Cork. After over a year’s worth of lockdowns, the drink-filled gatherings were lambasted by a...

/ 01/06/2021

Will Liberal Morality Triumph?

In the first essay of Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality, the philosopher outlines the antagonism between what he describes as master morality and slave morality. Nietzsche, living in the latter half of the 19th century, is disgusted by...

/ 11/05/2021

Agallamh le Clann Éirí Gréine

An Burcach: I gcúpla fhocal, mínigh dom cad é an grúpa atá agaibh? Chlann Éirí Gréine: ‘S muid sluagh (grúpa) athbheochán cúltur 's teanga na n-Gaedheal abhaile 'gus trasna na domhain eadar muinntear Ghaedhealach ann fosta. Ba mhaith linn do...

/ 06/05/2021

When Wilhelm Reich Inspired Solar Cults in Roscommon

"Deformity in Conformity, I Found This, I Found This" “Sorel […] reproached Maurras for being too democratic, a reproach which, at first glance, can appear paradoxical. In reality, what Sorel wanted to say is that Maurras, positivist and intellectualist, had...

/ 02/05/2021

James “Lugs” Branigan: Lessons from An Era of Paternal Policing

At his retirement dinner in 1973, Chief Superintendent of the Gardaí Patrick Malone — a man not known for exaggerated statements — described Branigan as “one of those people who become a legend in their own time”. Born in 1910...

/ 08/04/2021

Reflections on the Resurrection: An Easter Musing-Michael Sonne

I recently had a Zoom meeting with a Dominican priest who serves the parishioners of St Saviour’s in Dominick street. We touched upon the events leading up to Christ’s imprisonment, in which the proposed God of the universe commands his...

/ 05/04/2021

St Patrick’s Confessio

The following is a 2004 translation of our national saint’s autobiographical Confessions by Pádraig McCarthy — Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Phádraig daoibh go léir! My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all...

/ 17/03/2021