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LAT: Yesterday once more: The feel-good sadness of a Carpenters fan convention

From the Los Angeles Times: Downey, about 13 miles south of Los Angeles, officially became a city in 1956. By then a growing aerospace industry had established it as a free-standing suburban enclave. Downey scored big in the pop-culture sweepstakes: … Continue reading

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What Is Racism?

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Scientific Racism

James Thompson writes: “Scientific Racism” is an oxymoron. The truth cannot be racist, and lies cannot be science. If you say something truthful about a racial difference then that is true, not a lie, and not racism. If you say … Continue reading

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The Story Of Civilization

Anon writes: Having developed a new interest in learning history I picked up Will Durant’s majestic 11-volume Story of Civilization from the first half of the 20th century. I gave up on it in the first pages of volume 1, … Continue reading

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A Time Of Tribalism

Rod Dreher writes: The book starts by talking about how Americans’ blindness to tribalism as a social and anthropological fact has been disastrous for us overseas. She quotes President Woodrow Wilson saying that “America does not consist of groups” — … Continue reading

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