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Black Friday, Puritanizing Marijuana, Poustinia, Fools for Christ

Black Friday, Puritanizing Marijuana, Poustinia, Fools for Christ

Black Friday and the Gorillas: Are Black Friday shoppers near descendants of the gorillas? Albert Jay Nock would seem to think so. A sense of superiority is an unsettling trait of many libertarians.

Puritanizing Marijuana: The marijuana industry is booming, but there is a conscious effort to imbue it with the Puritan work ethic and otherwise mainstream it. Thaddeus Russell wouldn’t approve.

Lightning Segments: Eight Mile, a list of Great Men, other snippets.

Poustinia: My experience with the solitary Russian retreat.

Fools for Christ: A very unusual religious calling, but a compelling one in its own way.

Books Mentioned or Related to this Episode

Thaddeus Russell, A Renegade History of the United States

Robert M. Crunden, The Superfluous Men: Conservative Critics of American Culture, 1900-1945

Catherine Doherty, Poustinia

James Billington, Icon and Axe: An Interpretative History of Russian Culture

Other references

Our Fake History Podcast

Music attribution

Theme song: Skinnin’ Lynyrd by Greg Scheske, a bespoke expert. Email him here: eidolonaudio@gmail.com

Background music for Lightning Segments is courtesy of Audionautix.

Onanism, Off-Color Humor, Seventh Century, Taoist Anarchy

Onanism, Off-Color Humor, Seventh Century, Taoist Anarchy

Las Vegas and Marijuana

Las Vegas and Marijuana