Monthly Archives: March 2012

David Brooks on James Q. Wilson by Political Observer

  As a preface to my comment about Mr. Brooks latest essay: the misfeasance of American Public Intellectuals to fully address the failure of Reconstruction, and the attendant racism that pervaded that effort: the integration of freed black slaves into … Continue reading

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Current reading: Wittgenstein in Exile by James C. Klagge

http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12582  

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Ross Douthat has a can of whitewash by American Litterateur

One can only read on in silence at the latest essay by Ross Douthat at the New York Times titled The Scholar and the Rascal. In it he compares the public careers of the staid scholar and Conservative public intellectual … Continue reading

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Current reading: The Pusuits Of Philosophy, an introduction to the life and thought of David Hume by Annette Baier

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=31310

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Almost Marx reads In praise of structural reform

In praise of structural reform is the February 27, 2012 edition of the Economist Blog titled Free Exchange authored by R.A. The essay has an imposing graphic/chart as it’s introduction yet it manages to express the slangy anecdotal qualities that … Continue reading

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Professor Rogoff, Jeremy LIn and Robber Capital by Almost Marx

In his recent essay,Jeremy Lin and the Political Economy of Superstars, at Project Syndicate, Professor Rogoff takes his starting point by sharing his thoughts on the astounding rise of the seemingly indefatigable wunderkind, Mr. Jeremy Lin, in the NBA. His … Continue reading

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Political Cynic reads Jennifer Rubin on Andrew Breitbart

Here is Jennifer Rubin singing the praises of Andrew Breitbart. Is it surprising that a fellow citizen of the ‘Conservative Counter World’, that has a problem with the establishment of historical actualities, should praise a fellow citizen of that ‘World’ … Continue reading

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