Author Archive | Roderick

Hwæt the Heck?

Amazon’s description of Christian Wolff’s Real Happiness of a People Under a Philosophical King reads as follows:

1750. This work is demonstrated not only from the nature of things, but from the undoubted experience of the Chinese under their first Founder Fohi, and his illustrious successors, Hoam Ti and Xin Num. Added to this dissertation by way of notes from the other philosophical works of Mr. Wolff, the principles and definition he refers to in this dissertation. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read. Written in Old English.

Old EnglishOld English? In 1750?

In related news, Miss Teen South Carolina’s geographical concept-poem is enigmatic.


Captains Courageous

On the left is the first DC comic I ever bought. On the right is the first Marvel comic I ever bought.

Two Captain Marvels

Trying to detect a pattern here ….


So Dark the Disappointment of Man

The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are the two most disappointing tourist destinations in the world, according to this poll.

I can see why the reportedly glacially slow process of ascending the Tower might detract from some tourists’ enjoyment, though I don’t think it would from mine (I’ve been to it but not yet up it).

Louvre galleryBut the Louvre? How could anyone possibly be disappointed by the Louvre?

My guess? These tourists march in to see the Mona Lisa, find a smaller-than-expected painting behind plexiglass and obscured by a clot of viewers, are disappointed by that, and march out without seeing much else.


Hello, I Must Be Going

I’m back from Poland and Michigan – but classes have just started, so more on my adventures later.

In the meantime, congratulations to Kevin Carson for his article in The Freeman – certainly an important milestone for left/libertarian reunification!


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