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Forgive if you will, but do not forget. Supreme Court aspirant Robert Bork on gun control, witchcraft, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Usenet.

Robert Bork: In Memoriam

Forgive if you will, but do not forget. Supreme Court aspirant Robert Bork on gun control, witchcraft, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Usenet.

Dec, 20

Absolutism in the French Enlightenment

This letter is from the June 8 TLS, in response to a review of Jonathan Israel’s Democratic Enlightenment. It’s a far more substantive review than Darin MacMahon’s silly dismissal, but it makes the ubiquitous mistake of […]

Jun, 12

S. Yizhar: Khirbet Khizeh

Yizhar was an Israeli soldier in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and it is evident that this novella was based heavily on his own experience. It is the story of a soldier expelling Palestinians from the […]

Feb, 15

Cultural Illogic: David Golumbia and The Cultural Logic of Computation

David Golumbia does not like computers. Toward the end of The Cultural Logic of Computation, after lumping computers and the atom bomb into a single “Pandora’s Box” of doom, he observes: The Germans relied on […]

Jul, 19

Robert Wiebe’s Self-Rule and American Democracy

I criticized Christopher Lasch’s The True and Only Heaven for reductionism, and in turn commenter Tocqueville criticizes me for reductionism. I think in the reductionism sweepstakes, it’s hard to beat a line like this: The […]

Jun, 20

Christopher Lasch on Raising Children

Lasch: “We tried to re-create in the circle of our friends the intensity of a common purpose, which could no longer be found in politics or the workplace.”

Jun, 15

Notes on The Future of Academia

This started as a comment on a post over on New Savannah, where Bill Benzon was talking about cognitive science researcher Mark Changizi’s decision to leave academia. But I think it’s a red herring as […]

Jun, 02

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