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About Fenster

Gainfully employed for thirty years, including as one of those high paid college administrators faculty complain about. Earned Ph.D. late in life and converted to the faculty side. Those damn administrators are ruining everything.

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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Strange Bedfellows

Fenster writes: Our current s 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 … Continue reading

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Elsewheres

Fenster writes: Mostly on Mommy and Daddy themes. “As a human being we should pay attention to fear and not logic”.  As a friend puts it, pathos beats logos any day of the week these days. Kirsten Gillibrand seems to … Continue reading

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Wither the Yellow Vests?

Fenster writes: The American press has had a herky-jerk relationship with the Yellow Vests.  The media avoided much mention of the protests when they first occurred, presumably banking on them fading away quickly.  Then, when it became apparent that coverage … Continue reading

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