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Saturday, September 14, 2019

The MILO CHRONICLES

In September 2016, University of Chicago history professor Rachel Fulton Brown forged an unlikely bond with free speech activist and firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos. Since then, Fulton Brown has celebrated the friendship in dozens of intellectually bracing essays. These Milo Chronicles explain the twists and turns of Yiannopoulos’s volatile professional life and recall ghastly encounters with social justice warriors that almost destroyed her career. In this collection, the pair emerge as united by their Catholic faith and a mutual resolve to subdue the vindictive progressive scolds who despise and defame them.

Overflowing with tenderness and righteous fury, Fulton Brown’s meticulous defenses of Yiannopoulos as a cultural icon—and devoted friend—are part handbook for prospective culture war combatants, and part moving testament to the intense spiritual and defensive alliance between one courageous academic and her incorrigible champion and campus fire-starter.

Milo Chronicles: Devotions 2016 - 2019 is 608 pages and is available for $34.99 in hardcover from Amazon and from Castalia Direct.

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Blogger Gilbert Ratchet September 14, 2019 7:23 AM  

I'm glad for RFB. Medieval Studies has gone nuts. Most recent example: the expression "Anglo-Saxon" is racist, and white academics need to play the role of the Four Olds during the Cultural Revolution:

https://queerdievalist.wordpress.com/home/statements-from-queerdievalists/queerdievalists-statement-in-support-of-dr-mary-rambaran-olm/

"When a medievalist of color speaks to you (or a group of which you are a part) about their experience of oppression, LISTEN. Don’t talk. Just listen. Don’t offer suggestions. Don’t play the devil’s advocate. Don’t attempt to understand the person who did the oppressing or defend their actions. And if they happen to be talking about oppression they experienced from you directly, don’t defend yourself. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

"Call out racism when you see it. Out loud. In front of everyone. To their faces. Even (and especially) if they’re the most senior, tenured, respected, fawned-over scholar in your field. Have the courage to call it out so that the burden of anti-racist work does not always fall on the shoulders of medievalists of color. They have enough burden as it is.

"Get an accountability partner–another white academic who is committed to doing anti-racist work and who can hold you accountable for your work toward the same. This is also the person to whom you can turn to figure out if something you are doing or saying is problematic, considering the racial implications of your actions without burdening a person of color."

Blogger Dave Dave September 14, 2019 7:26 AM  

Wow. 608 pages just for Milo. He's had a very, very interesting career that certainly deserves that length.

Blogger JG September 14, 2019 8:27 AM  

Is an eBook version planned?

Blogger Section 8A September 14, 2019 9:25 AM  

This looks like the book that will be read 50 years from now as the perfect lens into the irrational SJW ethos of the day. The gravitas of RFB combined with Milo's flamboyance is a great hook.

I think I just talked myself into a purchase.

Blogger Robert What? September 14, 2019 10:33 AM  

I just assumed that Milo was Jewish. Shows you what I know.

Blogger rex@castaliahouse September 14, 2019 11:03 AM  

JG wrote:Is an eBook version planned?

Yes.

Blogger Joe Smith September 14, 2019 11:10 AM  

@Gilbert Ratchet I want to be someone’s accountability partner! I think I would be really good at it.

Blogger Lazarus September 14, 2019 12:12 PM  

Robert What? wrote:I just assumed that Milo was Jewish. Shows you what I know.

He is.

It's complicated.

Blogger Akulkis September 14, 2019 1:22 PM  

Jewish Catholic.
Or is it Catholic Jew. It's all so confusing.

Blogger Unknown September 14, 2019 2:04 PM  

Unlikely alliance

Blogger lowercaseb September 14, 2019 2:50 PM  

One of the things that keep me sane in these days is tales of loyalty between friends. Vox's loyalty to his keeps me coming back every day. Damned right I'm going to buy this.

Blogger Dave September 14, 2019 6:34 PM  

Hey man, cool cover. Slick too, mentioning "teaches Medieval History 101 at Unauthorized.tv" in the About the Author on the back.

Blogger Jesse Benison September 14, 2019 8:00 PM  

Looking forward to gaining some valuable insight from two heroes of the Culture Wars.

Fight on...

Anonymous Anonymous September 15, 2019 3:19 AM  

I enjoyed The Middle Rages by Milo, this will be good to read. Really enjoying Medieval History 101 to undo all my programming and revisit what I failed to understand fully from my christian schooling.

Blogger OvergrownHobbit September 16, 2019 1:40 AM  

Which supports the work of Castalia House et al. better: A verified purchase + review on Amazon, or a direct from Castalia?

Blogger VD September 16, 2019 8:02 AM  

Direct from Castalia, definitely.

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