Monthly Archives: February 2012

Current Reading: Kant and Cosmopolitanism by Pauline Kleingeld

Glad to say that I have just received Professor Kleingeld’s new book and am reading it with rapt attention. Happy Scholar  

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On Ross Douthat: Actions Speak Louder Than Words by Political Cynic

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/opinion/sunday/douthat-can-the-working-clas…   While contemplating a reply to Mr. Douthat’s essay of February 11,2012, titled Can The Working Class Be Saved?, a thought kept recurring to me that would give me no rest: in 21 states Republican legislators and governors have … Continue reading

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Naomi Klein on Greek Crisis

http://greekleftreview.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/naomi-kleins-interview-about-…  

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David Brooks: Through the Looking Glass, Episode III, A Conservative on Poverty Part 2

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/opinion/brooks-flood-the-zone.html?partner=… (“The administration’s policies on school vouchers and religious service providers are demoralizing because they weaken this ecology by reducing its diversity. By ending vouchers, the administration reduced the social intercourse between neighborhoods. By coercing the religious charities, it is … Continue reading

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David Brooks: Through the Looking Glass, Episode III, A Conservative on Poverty Part 1

David Brooks begins his latest column titled Flood the Zone of February 6,2012 with this opening paragraph: (“Every once in a while, the Obama administration will promulgate a policy that is truly demoralizing. A willingness to end the District of … Continue reading

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Schumpeter Rides by Political Cynic

Schumpeter in an essay in the January 28th edition of the Economist titled The Power of Tribes manages to sing the praises of the tribalist ethos, at least in it’s economic iteration, as a handy reductive tool in the search … Continue reading

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David Brooks, Through the Looking Glass Part 2 by Political Observer

If the regular reader of Mr. Brooks had any doubt that he is a devoté of the Conservative Political Theology of conformity to the dictates of male power: Patriarchy, that reader has now been disabused of that error. In this … Continue reading

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David Brooks Through the Looking Glass; Part One

  Mr. Brooks in his essay of January 30, 2012 regarding Libertarian Scholar Charles Murray and his latest book “Coming Apart” entitled The Great Divorce, has words of praise for his analysis of our present economic condition, through the lens … Continue reading

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David Brooks: Through the Looking Glass, Week of January 30th through February 5th Part 1

Mr. Brooks in his essay of January 30, 2012 regarding Libertarian Scholar Charles Murray and his latest book “Coming Apart” entitled The Great Divorce, has words of praise for his analysis of our present economic condition, through the lens that … Continue reading

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David Brooks: Through the Looking Glass, Week of January 30th through February 5th Part 1

Mr. Brooks in his essay of January 30, 2012 regarding Libertarian Scholar Charles Murray and his latest book “Coming Apart” entitled The Great Divorce, has words of praise for his analysis of our present economic condition, through the lens that … Continue reading

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