Monthly Archives: February 2019

Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Amid all the other remarks that have been made on the Jussie Smollett fiasco, I found John McWhorter’s musings especially worth pondering. OK, the Hodge Twins’ reaction is worth paying attention to as well. Steve Sailer has … Continue reading

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Rather to Bear and Forbear

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Scythrop, attending one day the summons to dinner, found in the drawing-room his friend Mr Cypress the poet, whom he had known at college, and who was a great favourite of Mr Glowry. Mr Cypress said, … Continue reading

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Daniel Dennett on Scholarly Writing

Fenster cuts-and-pastes: Daniel Dennett, Intuition Pumps, and Other Tools for Thinking Fenster recalls his close brush with scholarly writing here.

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Joachim Trier’s Thelma Mini-Review

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More Good News on Asset Forfeiture

Fenster writes: State and local police in many jurisdictions regularly seize property in the course of their duties.  Sometimes property is seized in the context of a conviction–for instance the taking of a car from a person convicted of a … Continue reading

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The Fenster Boast

Fenster writes: Steve Sailer describes what he calls the “Sailer Boast”: Whenever there is some remarkably dumb development flabbergasting the respectable pundits, I’ve no doubt explained the entire phenomenon years ago. He illustrates the Boast by referencing his coverage of … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Have American colleges become flat-out anti-male spaces? A fun collection of credulous initial media responses to the Jussie Smollett “attack.” Is the hate hoax one of the defining thangs of our era? There’s a market for it. … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

Fenster writes: Our current political moment has encouraged some odd couplings in political beds. 1 Here is leftie Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now! discussing Amazon’s more than complicity in the creation of a surveillance state.  That may not seem so … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Get to know AOC’s chief of staff. Does identity politics create right-wing populism? Why has the respectable press been so reluctant to question Jussie Smollett’s unlikely “beaten by guys in MAGA hats” story? Steve Sailer contributes some … Continue reading

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