Absence of Fanfare, Prolixity, and Self-Promotion

Monday, January 20th, 2014

My recent Torches of Freedom post caught Nick B. Steves’ attention — and what caught my attention from his post was naturally this passage:

Isegoria, who for over a decade (what were YOU doing for The Reaction® in 2003, hmmm?) has been doing the yeoman’s work of highlighting and commentating upon items of interest to the wider reactionary community, put up a post Tuesday Torches of Freedom. He did so with his now familiar utter absence of fanfare, prolixity, and self-promotion.

Pardon the self-promotion — but, while we’re at it, I do enjoy Al Fin‘s description of my site: A long lived eclectic blog with spirit. Huzzah!

Nick B. Steves sees Curtis’s work as a Lefter than Thou critique:

Oh, look at those dirty (big) businesses targeting unsuspecting normal people to buy stuff they don’t need (cigarettes, cars, and clothes). And just look at what those dirty Nazi did with it. And then, dontcha know, the political right gets its grubby paws on individualism and self-actualization to sell Reagan and Thatcher to the unsuspecting rubes. And finally, per impossibile, even the left gets in on the act. Let us collectively shake our heads.


This isn’t democracy, pleads Adam Curtis. This is tyranny! And the Reactionary fully agrees but wonders, “Well, what did you expect?”


  1. Faze says:

    Gotta agree, you do great job. I go to Isegoria with no idea what to expect from day to day, and more often than not, I learn something new.

  2. Indeed, Isegoria, you provide a broad spectrum of informative and interesting content. Your commentary is restrained and well reasoned, and your particular style is unmatched by any other blog I’m aware of. I started reading you in 2008 or so and checking in here has since become part of my daily routine.

  3. Isegoria says:

    Aww, you guys, you’re making me blush!

    Seriously though, thanks for the kind words.

  4. Buckethead says:

    Despite my fear of causing additional blushing:

    Isegoria is the best blog. Accept no substitutes.

  5. Isegoria says:

    Keep speaking Truth to Power, Buckethead!

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