Daily Archive: August 26, 2010


Erotic Capital

Tell you what, refraining from blogging is a lot easier than abstaining from beer. I haven’t been around these parts much, but I have had a rich and varied summer: Discussions of aesthetics with...


Still missing the point

Daniel Larison goes another round with Ross Douthat: On the one hand, Ross urges us not to believe that “all religious cultures are identical, or that the intellectual climate in contemporary Islam is no...


The Old Testament and Modernity

A response to Jaybird’s inquiry concerning the applicability of certain aspects of the Old Testament in modernity by Robert Cheeks Which brings me to ask how do you know what we’re able to toss...


Against seasteading

This passage from Timothy B Lee is very good: If all you care about is avoiding the long arm of the law, that’s actually pretty easy to do. Buy a cabin in the woods...


Irshad Manji on Park51

What’s this?  A thoughtful, non-demagogued, and thought-provoking piece on Park51?  Heaven forfend!


Apologies all around

So I killed that last post because, honestly, that was an emotionally driven, snarky, stupid thing to write (except the part about how I love you guys, that’s all true). It was something I...


C4C Again

Here’s one thing I don’t think has been grasped by the dissenters in the C4C business. You could have had everything that was even arguably good out of Cash for Clunkers without destroying the...