The Russian Empire, like most European countries, had very liberal gun laws, with no significant restrictions on sales, possession, or open carry. Russian Gun Shop Poster (1917) The Soviets began confiscating private weaponry from 1918. Pistols and revolvers were restricted to Communist Party members, as befits the nomenklatura caste society, and would only be allowed... Read More
Apart from having my phone stolen, I also tried out the phall curry at Aladin Brick Lane - a somewhat more pleasant form of cultural enrichment, if one that I am not eager to repeat anytime soon. However, that's one thing ticked off on my bucket list, and that is the important thing. I am... Read More
Scott Alexander has a long article with a lot of graphs about to what extent the high US homicide rate relative to other First World countries could be explained by its liberal gun laws. I have a much shorter article with what are perhaps two of the most relevant graphs. Blacks vs. Gun Murder Rates... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.