And thus forever with reverted look
      The mystic volume of the world they read,
Spelling it backward, like a Hebrew book,
      Till life became a Legend of the Dead.–H.W. Longfellow, Jewish Cemetery at Newport

This site is intended to be a kind of digital Agora [Greek Marketplace]: a place to debate my ideas on political, economic and cultural topics and refine them over time. I intend that the West should endure, thrive and prosper, and that the best way to do this is by open debate, strong established culture, and good art. Whether and what role the government should take in these is unclear to me.