Daily Archive: May 2, 2012


Words And Phrases

I am unlikely to read Jonah Goldberg’s new book, The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. It’s not that I object to Jonah Goldberg in particular and it’s not...


The Tragedy of Prometheus

by Sam Wilkinson I have never seen the movie Alien from beginning to end. I have seen the entire movie, but only ever in pieces. I can’t bring myself to watch it in one go, if...


Walking in the Footsteps of Pioneers

“Patrick Henry Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a land office treasury…there is granted by the...


Advertising and Manipulation

This morning I saw a pretty young woman wearing a T-shirt from Brooklyn Brewery. Involuntarily, I recalled the last time I’d had some of their beer. It was pretty good, I remembered. I should...

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