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You Can Never Be Too Thin, Too Rich or Too Woke

Fenster writes: According to that arbiter of all matters cultural, Teen Vogue, Asian-Americans Need to Go Beyond Apoloigizing for Anti-Black Racism. Asian Americans–the loud ones anyway–are quick to declare solidarity with blacks Blacks. A little too quick if you ask … Continue reading

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Notes on Fargo

Fenster writes: The new season of Fargo is pretty good. Not as good as the earlier seasons but those seasons set pretty high bars for TV. It is spooned out weekly so I am five episodes in. A lot can … Continue reading

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Boomers Won’t Go Away, Part XXV

Fenster writes: The master of clever dialogue and champion of progressive romanticism Aaron Sorkin is coming out with a movie on the Chicago Seven. Such a gaggle of characters! For Sorkin writing his brand of ultra-rich conversation will be like … Continue reading

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Notes on The Jack Benny Program

Fenster writes: Let me put a plug in for the old Jack Benny Show. It had several incarnations on radio and TV but the basic structure and cast ran through them for the many years he was a favorite. I … Continue reading

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ASHE Redux

Fenster writes: Back in the innocent year of 2011 I attended the national conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Charlotte, North Carolina. I wrote about my impressions at a now-defunct blog mostly dealing with higher … Continue reading

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Notes on “Promise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself”

Fenster writes: That’s a new book garnering a lot of praise for what the author claims to be groundbreaking work in a neglected aspect of Germany at the time of its defeat in WW2: a suicide epidemic. It is an … Continue reading

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Life During Wartime in a People’s Republic

Fenster writes: Other than the fact that I am surrounded by sanctimonious hypocrites that are doing great harm to the nation and the world what could be better than living in a people’s republic like the one I live in, … Continue reading

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Notes on “Back to Burgundy”

Fenster writes: Cédric Klapisch’s Back to Burgundy is a family drama. Jean returns to his family’s vineyard in Burgundy after a ten year absence prompted mainly by a strained relationship with his father, who is near death on his return. … Continue reading

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Quiz o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: John Holdren was Obama’s Science Czar, In 1977 he, along with Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich, authored a textbook on population and the environment. In it they address options for involuntary fertility control. Most of these are methods … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Facebook Groups

Fenster writes: My newfound interest in nature has been spurred by retirement, with a side interest in foraging spurred by my concern over the coming End Times. I am consequently a member of a number of Facebook groups devoted to … Continue reading

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