Welcome to my weekly digest for April 13, 2023. It’s abbreviated due to my still being ill.
Best of the Web
Yahoo: Meet the ‘elite’ couples breeding to save mankind - Are you elite enough to be a pro-natalist? Two of the people featured are the authors of this column on the subject. For the record, having kids is good, but pumping out lots of kids with multiple partners like Elon Musk does is bad.
The Telegraph/MSN: What a surge in vasectomies means for America
WaPo: Body dysmorphia in boys and men can fuel muscle obsession, doctors say - you can’t make this stuff up
Daily Mail: My boyfriend's cancer battle was ruining my mental health so I left him - now I'm running a marathon in his honour - The Mail’s “femail” section strikes again
Eric Kaufmann: From National Review to National Conservatism
Mere Orthodoxy: Once More on Church and Culture
New Content and Media Mentions
I got a mention in Public Discourse, and also in the Columbus Dispatch.
New this week:
ICYMI, newsletter #75 on the toxic reality of a post-familial society was out earlier this week.
I’m starting to feel a bit better so I hope to be back in business by next week.
I read the profile of Malcolm and Simone Collins and realized there’s a particularly eugenicist streak in Anglo-American life. Most “vibrant tropical people” just don’t approach family formation in such a cold and calculating manner.
Also, never trust a couple that names give their daughter the name Titan Invictus.
From the article: “As she says this, her five-month-old daughter Titan Invictus – the couple refuse to give girls feminine names, citing research suggesting they will be taken less seriously – is strapped to her chest, occasionally burbling, while Malcolm has charge of their two sons Torsten, two, and Octavian, three.”
You missed your most high profile media mention! Me, obviously: