Daily Archive: July 19, 2010

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Notes on “Empire of Illusion”, Chapter 1., and Bad TV

I think it’s time we start collectively chewing on Chris Hedge’s book “Empire of Illusion”. I’d like to kick things off by offering some (scattered) thoughts on Chapter 1: The Illusion of Literacy… I...

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Oh, Canaduh!

Rivaling the problems of John Stagliano in the U.S., Quebec make-up effects artist Rémy Couture is facing criminal charges for “moral corruption” under section163 of the Criminal Code of Canada for the content of both...

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Euripides, “Hecuba” and Crimes during Wartime

After a war, for the conquered, comes unfathomable fate. The ceasefire is rarely absolute when directed at the losers and the terms of surrender are harsher for those who have no other choice but...

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Uh Oh, Canada!

It takes a lot to get me to side with PETA on something, but this has to be one of the most egregious violations of free speech in recent Western memory. In fact, the...

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Big Labor and Libertarianism

Erik writes: I think the real obstacle to a libertarian-left alliance is the labor movement. In the UK that movement has its own party. Here, the Democrats are the nominal representatives of labor. I...

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One more time down this rabbit hole

To follow up a bit more on the libertarian coalition argument, I have to say it really just depends. Glancing across the pond you see the Liberal Democrats – a left-libertarian group in many...

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My Inception Mini-Review

I have some major reservations about Inception, so I’ll get the part where I praise the movie out of the way first. Inception is genuinely thrilling, and it’s nice to see a major studio...

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Are Social Issues Economic Issues?

I’m not sure that I fully endorse this (although I certainly agree with most of it, especially in the first half), but I think Simon K is on to something when he comments: The...

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