Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Quotes from a New Yorker Article

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Today there is a craft-coffee shop across the street, on the first floor of a building from 1898, which was home to the S. H. Kress & Co. department store. During a recent renovation, workers found … Continue reading

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Linkage: The Other Side of Russiagate

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Former intelligence pros believe the Dems’ data was leaked, not hacked. Ray McGovern and Bill Binney do a nice job of filling in the details of a believable counter-narrative. More from McGovern and Binney. “[N]o intelligence … Continue reading

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Democracy & Politics

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Say the word democracy.  Notice how good it sounds.  Everything democratic is good.  A democratic meeting, a democratic policy, a democratic giraffe… if the adjective fits the noun at all, anything you paint with it comes out shiny and bright. Now say the word politics.  Notice how bad … Continue reading

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Note To My Kids On JP

Fenster writes: I see that Jordan Peterson book around and think it is a good idea for you to read it. Meanwhile, here is something shorter: a very good article on the Jordan Peterson phenomenon. As Peterson has caught on … Continue reading

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Reading du Jour: An Interview with Musa al-Gharbi

Paleo Retiree writes: Excellent stuff from Columbia U. sociologist Musa al-Gharbi. Why were social scientists so baffled by Trump’s victory? Did people who voted for Trump have any rational reasons for doing so? What might be done about the left/lib bubble … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Miller, author of the excellent “The Mating Mind,” is an amazingly provocative and smart Tweeter.

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Chappaquiddick and PR

Fenster writes: Speaking of Chappaquiddick, as we are all about to do– Here is a Boston Globe interview with Ted Kennedy on the subject of Chappaquiddick.  It ran in July 1979–the tenth anniversary of the event. The summer of 1979 … Continue reading

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