Tagged: Jonah Goldberg

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...

Give Goldberg a Chance

Yesterday, Salon highlighted something “incredibly stupid” written by Jonah Goldberg in a “doozy of a syndicated column“. I’m no Goldberg scholar, so maybe it’s right that “pathetic” Goldbergian Conservatism is, “a philosophy defined entirely by opposition...

Against Intellectual Provincialism

Epistemic Closure Revisited Eons ago in blog-years, Julian Sanchez provoked some indignant responses by suggesting that conservatives are too dependent on a closed, self-referential media ecosystem. Sanchez’s original post elicited a sharp reply from...

A few data points for Jonah Goldberg

Media criticism is often the last refuge of lazy bloggers, so I’ve tried manfully to avoid chiming in on the debate over “epistemic closure” and the conservative movement. But I can resist no longer;...

Wealth and moral character

Jonah Goldberg makes some very good points about human welfare and markets: I’m no unmitigated fan of Wal-Mart, but it can’t be denied that Wal-Mart—and stores like it—have improved the lives of a lot...

An unsettled dogma

Jonah Goldberg has a very smart response to Jim Manzi’s reflections on “liberty-as-means” libertarians vs. “liberty-as-goal” libertarians.  I want to focus on Jonah’s post here, but you should read Manzi as well.  Jonah writes:...

For The Record

Jonah Goldberg (among others) seems offended by the fact that Obama blames the situation in Afghanistan on his predecessor. Blaming Bush may be evergreen for the Democrats, but in this case, it happens to...

Equal Protection Under the Laws: The Libertarian Ideal

Thanks to John, I am pointed to these two rather strange arguments in favor of the Drug War and against libertarian use of statistics on race against the Drug War from Jonah Goldberg.  John...