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...

A Liberal party? Positive conservatism? Both?

A while back I proposed a third party (I know, I know third parties are total pipe dreams. The barriers to entry are too high. Tell that to the Whigs and the Tories…!). 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. ...