Daily Archive: February 17, 2011


Afterlife as an Afterthought

Last night, I attended a debate sponsored by the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism or more colloquially, “Jew U”) ostensibly on the question “Is There An Afterlife?”; I style it a “debate”...



After the jump a bronze scupture by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt from his series of 64 Canonical Grimaces of the face, done in the late 1700s and now on view at the Louvre, after a...


Government Spending and Liberty

Erik pleads for public libraries, below. And Rufus plumps for the academic humanities. I’m inclined to let them win these debates, to the extent that any exist. I concede, even if the academic humanities...