Daily Archive: November 5, 2009

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“The Pity of War”

Whatever you think of Hitchens, this an excellent, understated article. Highly recommended for anyone who contributed to the thread on First World War histories.

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Shooting at Ft. Hood Army Base

The numbers of dead and wounded are different according to the source, but it looks like American soldiers opened fire on other soldiers at a Texas Army base.  According to the New York Times:

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Race, wealth, and homeownership

Reading Jason Kuznicki’s article in the latest issue of Cato Journal, I was struck by the similarities between his historical analysis and a post Jamelle wrote a few months ago. First, here’s Jamelle (emphasis...

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Washington & The Emerald City

Gregory Maguire’s Wicked is an excellent read, and its sequels – Son of a Witch & A Lion Among Men – are as well.  They should be on your to-read list, and not just...

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Remain Calm. All Is Well!

We are in the process of upgrading our server.  The site may be a bit, uhh, temperamental over the next 24-48 hours, although hopefully blogging will be able to continue relatively unabated. P.S. (Erik...

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I’d like to associate myself with this screed

From John Judis: I have to admit that I didn’t think it was possible to have worse service than Comcast. It was like trying to imagine a more devastating hurricane than Katrina or a...