Paleo Retiree writes:

  • Razib reads a book about Confucianism.
  • Speaking of Eastern thinkers, I recently finished and loved Grant Hardy’s Great Courses lecture series about Asian intellectual history. I found it to be a near-ideal overview of a very large field: vivid and clear, and presented with a lot of likable enthusiasm. (Unless you have money to burn, don’t buy the series until the Great Courses puts it on sale, when it’ll cost about a quarter of what they’re asking for it now.) I’m looking forward to listening to Hardy’s other Great Courses series soon.
  • Let’s send the policy intellectuals back to Yale where they belong, writes Andrew Bacevich. Why do we look to academia-based “experts” for advice about anything, is something I often wonder.
  • Lessons about parenting from Germany.
  • Has the time come for left and right to unite in order to battle rule-by-corporations?
  • How wonderful are tiny houses in reality? I’m all for living modestly, and god knows I shrink in horror from the typical American love of raw square footage as much as the next boho, but there’s also such a thing as too small.
  • A great piece by Laura Kipnis puts today’s anti-sex campus hysteria in context.
  • Now that PC puritanism is raging again, it’s a good time to revisit this 1999 Roger Scruton classic about manhood.
  • Even longtime lefties have begun to marvel at the censoriousness of today’s progressives.
  • Steve Sailer wonders if the today’s out-of-control diversity-fanaticism will make a certain group that has long been gung-ho for diversity reconsider their enthusiasm.
  • Joan Acocella reads a biography of genius comedian Richard Pryor. If you don’t yet know Pryor’s work, this is the place to start.
  • Kingsley Amis on how to be annoying.
  • Don’t forget to visit our NSFW Tumblr blog, where some of us share some webvisuals that set our pulses racing.

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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1 Response to Linkage

  1. Gavin Bledsoe says:

    Just found Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition on eBay for $89.99 with $3.88 shipping. There are 6 still available at that price point:


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