Daily Archive: July 20, 2010

For the Book Clubbers

For those reading along at home, this CBC podcast has a great interview with Chris Hedges about “Empire of Illusion”, during the first 20 minutes or so, that asks a number of good questions about...

Guest Post: The Illusion of Progressivism

By: Transplanted Lawyer (cross-posted) At the suggestion of Ordinary Gentleman Rufus F., I undertook to read Chris Hedges’ new book The Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. I...

“Dignity and Respect”

I’m not sure why this hasn’t taken the Internet by storm, but Wired found a military comic from 2001 explaining how army personnel are expected to deal with “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Fortunately (or...

By request

To avoid a hopeless threadjacking of Jason’s post, please put any and all thoughts on the latest Journolist revelations in this thread.  Personally, I think it’s just the latest in a long line of...

Okay, So It IS a Tax. Whatever.

Long ago, in a more innocent time – that is, in December of last year – I wrote a little post arguing that one of the more significant components of the then-debated health care...

On hippie-punching

Mark writes: To the extent libertarianism is a political philosophy that is primarily concerned with anti-Marxism and “hippy-punching,” rather than being primarily concerned with limited government, I can’t dispute that Erik is absolutely right. ...