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Great bad writing

I used to think that David Brooks deserved some sort of George Orwell ‘best bad modern writing’ award for a phrase in his old attack on Markos Zuniga. The Keyboard Kingpin, aka Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, sits at his computer, fires up his Web site, ... [Published Crooked Timber - 42 mins ago]
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The Tomb of the Unknown Deserter

Last year, I wrote a post building on James Scott’s argument that we should memorialize deserters . Today, I see a piece at Deutsche Welle saying that Austria is doing just that. A monument to deserters from the German army during World War II has ... [Published Crooked Timber - 20 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Ride a Painted Pony, Bounce, Skate, Rock, Roll

It’s important that you listen to these important songs now, because of their great import. I like the Shirley Bassey song because, when John and I were first married, it was the signature tune of one of our favorite DJs. He had a club night where he ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Gough Whitlam has died

Gough Whitlam, Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, died on Tuesday. More than any other Australian political leader, and as much as any political figure anywhere, Gough Whitlam embodied social democracy in its ascendancy after World War II, ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

David Brooks, Edmund Burke, and Me

David Brooks : Burke is famous for his belief in gradual change….I’m sticking to my Burkean roots. Change should be steady, constant and slow. Society has structural problems, but they have to be reformed by working with existing materials, not sweeping ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Adolph Eichmann, Funny Man

One of the criticisms often made of Hannah Arendt’s account of the Eichmann trial was that she found Eichmann funny . Throughout Eichmann in Jerusalem, Arendt can barely contain her laughter at the inadvertent comedy of the man, which was connected ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Two Great Parties

I’m reading up on the history of party politics. It’s a nice question why Henry Bolingbroke doesn’t get more credit for theorizing the benefits of Two Great Parties. But, now that I’m tucking into his “Dissertation Upon Parties” , I’m starting to ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Sunday photoblogging: houses

First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Of Collaborators and Careerists

The announcement of the death of David Greenglass has got me thinking a lot about collaborators. Though much of twentieth-century history could not be written without some discussion of collaborators—from Vichy to Stalinism to the Dirty Wars to McCarthyism—the ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Gobrey, Smith, Hume

I wanted to note this disagreement between P.E. Gobry and Noah Smith because it allows me to pull out my favorite underappreciated David Hume quote. Gobry: Science is the process through which we derive reliable predictive rules through controlled ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

There’s got to be a better way to prepare for class

There’s got to be a better way to prep for class. First I read the assigned text, taking notes while I’m reading either in the back of the book or, when space runs out, in a little pocket notebook that I carry. Then I read through those notes, highlighting ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 14 2014]
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First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

r > g

A standard piece of advice to researchers in math-oriented fields aiming to publish a popular book is that every equation reduces the readership by a factor of x (x can range from 2 to 10, depending on who is giving the advice). Thomas Piketty’s Capital ... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 13 2014]

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Ride a Painted Pony, Bounce, Skate, Rock, Roll [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 24 2014]
David Brooks, Edmund Burke, and Me [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 23 2014]
Gough Whitlam has died [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 23 2014]
Adolph Eichmann, Funny Man [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 22 2014]
Two Great Parties [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 21 2014]
Sunday photoblogging: houses [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 19 2014]
Of Collaborators and Careerists [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 17 2014]
Gobrey, Smith, Hume [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 15 2014]
There’s got to be a better way to prepare for c... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 14 2014]
r > g [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 13 2014]
Sunday photoblogging: reflection [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 12 2014]
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Legal reasoning [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 10 2014]
Because what the hell were we thinking all that... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 08 2014]
Yesterday’s enemies, today’s allies … and tomor... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 07 2014]
My dear Mr. Quiggan … [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 06 2014]
Sunday photoblogging: the Old Blind School, Liv... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 05 2014]
Kirby Copyright Case [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 05 2014]
The Arendt Wars Continue: Seyla Benhabib v. Ric... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 03 2014]
The Law, in its Majesty, Allows Rich and Poor A... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 02 2014]
Ebola; send in the army! [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 02 2014]
Render unto Caesar [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 02 2014]
Why I’m always on the internet… [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 01 2014]
Medicaid Expansion Lets Convicts Rob the Elderl... [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 01 2014]
The Personhood Dodge [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 01 2014]
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Occupy Central: Civil disobedience in Hong Kong [Published Crooked Timber - Sep 27 2014]
Copyrights and Property Wrongs [Published Crooked Timber - Sep 27 2014]
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Great bad writing [Published Crooked Timber - 42 mins ago]
I used to think that David Brooks deserved some sort of George Orwell ‘best bad modern writing’ award for a phrase in his old attack on Markos Zuniga. The Keyboard Kingpin, aka Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, sits at his computer, fires up his Web site, ...
The Tomb of the Unknown Deserter [Published Crooked Timber - 20 hours ago]
Last year, I wrote a post building on James Scott’s argument that we should memorialize deserters . Today, I see a piece at Deutsche Welle saying that Austria is doing just that. A monument to deserters from the German army during World War II has ...
Ride a Painted Pony, Bounce, Skate, Rock, Roll [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 24 2014]
It’s important that you listen to these important songs now, because of their great import. I like the Shirley Bassey song because, when John and I were first married, it was the signature tune of one of our favorite DJs. He had a club night where he ...
David Brooks, Edmund Burke, and Me [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 23 2014]
David Brooks : Burke is famous for his belief in gradual change….I’m sticking to my Burkean roots. Change should be steady, constant and slow. Society has structural problems, but they have to be reformed by working with existing materials, not sweeping ...
Gough Whitlam has died [Published Crooked Timber - Oct 23 2014]
Gough Whitlam, Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, died on Tuesday. More than any other Australian political leader, and as much as any political figure anywhere, Gough Whitlam embodied social democracy in its ascendancy after World War II, ...
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