Category Archives: Politics

Pundits V Professors

A friend says: Political pundits are selected for on their ability to get and keep attention. Many though academia’s problems are, the selection process is not as pathological. And the same applies to business/finance analysts — and, to be honest, … Continue reading

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Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk

Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk (6-29-00) https://t.co/4NX5cAgFkA — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) June 29, 2020 Here are some highlights from this 2020 book: * A once-​enthusiastic participant in the online culture wars recently reflected on his history of … Continue reading

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Bite the Hand That Feeds You: Essays and Provocations by Henry Fairlie

Here are some highlights from the late essayist at The New Republic: * Parliament still unites freedom and order in a way which is the envy of the world, and probably its hope. [LF: Does parliament unite freedom and order … Continue reading

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Most News Is Unimportant

On a scale of 1-10, with 1 representing reality TV and 10 representing nuclear cataclysm, I think of Covid-19 as a 7 (I think before it is done it will likely take away millions of years of quality of life … Continue reading

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Constitutional Dictatorship: Its Dangers and Its Design

From Yale University: “I’m the commander-see, I don’t need to explain-I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being the president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but … Continue reading

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