Daily Archive: August 17, 2011


Pop-tarts and prophets: on the emptiness of our politics

Inspired by this very good Mike Konczal post on Mitt Romney’s idea to privatize unemployment insurance, Corey Robin has taken the conversation to a realm that’s pretty undervalued, even implicitly verboten, in much of...


Game of Thrones blogging

I can’t stress enough how much I like blogging about A Song of Ice and Fire at the League. The one problem is I sometimes don’t have an idea of what I want to...


Individualism & Society

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with...


Elsewhere, Yonder and Hereabouts

At Forbes I have three posts for your consideration: First, a meditation on the Civil War, tragedy, and justice with a tie-in to the war on drugs riffing off of a post by Ta-Nehisi...


Rioters versus Bankers

Theodore Dalrymple has long been my favorite conservative. Here he shows why, discussing the comparison between the UK rioters and the boomtime bankers: The comparison is alarming for several reasons. First, it disregards the...

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