Category Archives: Politics and Economics

“The Unknown Known”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Have any UR readers watched “The Unknown Known,” Errol Morris’ documentary on Donald Rumsfeld? It’s on Netflix Instant. I caught up with it last week and found myself fascinated by its lameness. For 100 minutes Morris … Continue reading

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omg…it’s a twitter essay!

Glynn Marshes writes: And I didn’t even know twitter essays were a thing. Topic: social contracts, protests, and whether contemporary police theories about crowd control are a throwback to 19th century mob violence literature. In seventeen numbered 140-character tweets. With … Continue reading

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Five Things I Learned From Watching 37 Episodes Of “Yes, Minister”

Eddie Pensier writes: Illness has struck the Pensiers: at least two members of our household have spent the last six days walking around in various states of poor health. To fill up the gaping maw of daylight hours while I … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin': Radical Race In Movies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Part 2.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “La Chinoise”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics

Eddie Pensier writes: The next time you see an article discussing the “costs” of some bad habit or other, remember these words of Christopher Snowdon, and proceed accordingly: Imagine I’m walking towards you in the street. Your wallet is in … Continue reading

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Response to Paleo

Fenster writes: Paleo just wrote:  . . . I’m left wondering how much the arrival of so many engineer-scientist types on the public-discussion scene has driven the growth of the Dark Enlightenment / HBD / Game / Reactionary part of the … Continue reading

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