On gratitude

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On thanksgiving, just a few hours before black friday, i invite you to read a (longish) essay on gratitude, just published in the Policy Review. It has a section on the holiday of thanksgiving, and . . . . Continue Reading »

On Mitt

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i put this in the standard, and some have already been calling 911. It is analysis, not advocacy . . . . If, as most pundits now believe, Mitt Romney has the inside track for the Republican . . . . Continue Reading »

APSA’S Regime

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While Carl was dipping into the subtleties of Bowie and Peter was off somewhere blogging, I was doing my duty as a citizen of the association, attending its meeting. And here is my comment, also . . . . Continue Reading »

Race and Politics

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas has made a name for herself over the years by expressing some very controversial views, like advocating arms sales to Hugo Chavez’s regime in Venezuela. . . . . Continue Reading »

2010 postdiction

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unlike peter, i never predict an election. but i do postdict. here is an account of the election that will shortly appear in the crb Facts speak for themselves. The Democratic Party under Barack . . . . Continue Reading »

Scrutonize This

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There’s nothing more embarrassing than someone from an older generation commenting on the present one. Think of the aging hippie professor, clad in jeans and t-shirt, trying to prove his bona . . . . Continue Reading »