A brief excerpt from a chess instructional video by GM Ben Finegold. His comments on chess are great... if you like chess. (And you can find lots of them on YouTube.) But this is a rather wistful reflection on how much childhood has changed that I think is of far wider interest.
“Her choice [that of the mother/title character in the novel Sophie's Choice] is plainly evil; for the sake of a better result, she has united herself with the sin of the murderer. And in the end the other child dies too. But how could she choose otherwise, if she had no faith in God?”
J. Budziszewski What We Can’t Not Know
In my contribution to the National Post’s 20th anniversary section, I celebrate the freedom the paper has given its writers to express conservative opinions and respect the intelligence of our readers.
In my latest Loonie Politics column I ridicule echo-chamber media that spent the entire hearing saying every decent person wanted Brett Kavanaugh voted down and expelled from decent society and the Republican Party was doing itself huge electoral harm over the issue, only to turn around and report that Republicans are keen to campaign on it in the Congressional midterms while Democrats want to avoid it.