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NYT: Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88

I interviewed Jeffrey Hart in 2005. Jeffrey: “I thought Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Then I supported [the American-led invasion]. Now I find that many of those claims were not only incorrect, but possibly fabricated.” Luke: “What grade would … Continue reading

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WSJ: To Fight Poverty, Raise IQ Scores

Nicholas Wade writes in the WSJ Dec. 17, 2015: Smarter people, on average, are more patient and interested in saving. And indeed national savings rates correlate with IQ scores… He argues that IQ is correlated with several other virtues that … Continue reading

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WSJ: Can the Holocaust Be Explained?

From the WSJ in 2017: A new batch of books by Laurence Rees, Peter Hayes and David Cesarani tries to crack the puzzle: Why the Jews? And why the Germans? Josef Joffe reviews… Why did the Germans invest ever more … Continue reading

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Gaslighting Is How The Elites Stay In Power

Kyle Rowland says: Brundle sez: “I can see the argument for, you’know, you have to cling to truth, you just have to do what’s right, and basically count on God taking care of these people. That people who are that … Continue reading

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The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do by Judith Rich Harris

Here are some highlights: * Generalization 1: Parents who do a good job of managing their lives, and who get along well with others, tend to have children who are also good at managing their lives and getting along with … Continue reading

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