Daily Archive: October 27, 2010


Two paths to resilience

Compare and contrast: Consumer culture leaves Americans better prepared for hard times. Meanwhile, older virtues help Ireland weather the recession.


More thoughts on Lind’s Neo-Jacksonians

Image via Wikipedia I apologize in advance for the liberal use of quotes in this post, but I wanted to add a few thoughts on the Lind piece I linked to yesterday.  Lind makes...


Welcome to the Next Cycle’s Wedge Issue

by Transplanted Lawyer (Cross-posted from Not a Potted Plant) Once upon a time, illegal immigrants getting welfare were used as whipping boys to drive voters to the polls. Then it was gays trying to...


Prop. 19 and Rationalization

I wonder how many people are going to vote against California Prop. 19 next week — while rationalizing that their own marijuana use was merely a youthful experiment. That’s one heck of a rationalization,...


Sophocles: Electra- fated murder and bloodline curses

Image via Wikipedia All three of the great Athenian tragedians (Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles) dealt with the story of Orestes and Electra killing their mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus in revenge for their...


The Party of Theocracy

As of last week, we all know that Christine O’Donnell doesn’t much care for separation of church and state. As far as surprising campaign knows goes, that’s near the very bottom of the list,...


Why Couldn’t Hayek Have Been Even Awesomer?

This morning Matthew Yglesias somewhat strangely faults F. A. Hayek for not being sufficiently brilliant, I guess. He quotes The Road to Serfdom as follows: Nor can certain harmful effects of deforestation, or of...


Making Sense of Public Opinion

by E.C. Gach Last winter I was struck by a Jacob Weisberg piece over at Slate. The thrust of the article was the following: all of our political troubles are the result of…well…ourselves! People just...