Category Archives: Survival

Illegitimi non carborundum: make babies

In the following passage from Ship of Destiny, a fantasy novel by Robin Hobb, a living ship that was formerly a female dragon (I know, I know, just bear with me) counsels a woman to remove a contraceptive device she … Continue reading

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What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: A Review

Jonathan V. Last, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster (New York: Encounter Books, 2013). I was prepared to like this book, for reasons both obvious and subtle. The obvious: my wife is expecting our second … Continue reading

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John Locke on How to Survive the End of Your World

My own post-apocalyptic interests began after the derecho this past summer in Virginia. A derecho, for the uninitiated (all of us in Virginia, prior to last summer), is fancy word for “windstorm”–not a tornado, but rather a stormfront of extremely … Continue reading

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