Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Looking Back at the ’60s, 1: “The Fog of War”

Paleo Retiree writes: Bugged and annoyed by Errol Morris’s recent movie about Donald Rumsfeld (which Fabrizio dealt with thoroughly here), I just caught up with “The Fog of War,” Morris’ 2003 visit with Robert S. McNamara, the former Ford Motors “whiz kid” … Continue reading

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Question Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Why are so many young Americans today (esp. of the white-and-privileged sort) not-OK with the idea that there’s a difference between messy, bad sex and rape? Is it mainly because everyone these days craves victim status? And, if … Continue reading

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“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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