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FREELOADER, n. A man or woman unable to find work, eking out a miserable existence on food stamps and, if exceptionally fortunate, unemployment insurance and friends with couches. Not to be confused with those who earned their idleness through wise choice of parents. * * * –from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the […]


The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred, by Greg Egan (Subterranean Press, 2016, 88 pp., $40 library edition, $2.99 e-book) reviewed by Zeke Teflon Australian sci-fi author Greg Egan has produced a novella that seems eerily relevant to the present-day political situation in the United States, with the rise of Donald Trump and the racist right, […]


We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily. When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time. As well, the readership of this blog has expanded gradually over time, so most readers have never seen what we consider […]


(Excerpted from Chapter 7 of Culture Wars: The Threat to Your Family and Your Freedom, by Marie Alena Castle)   “When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care to support it—so that its professors are obliged to call for help of […]