Monthly Archives: November 2011

I’ve Written a Letter to Tina Brown by Myra Breckenridge

Dearest Tina, This morning I opened my e mail from the Daily Beast to find two essays, one by Peter Beinart and one by Leslie Gelb. Mr. Beinart’s contribution is titled Obama’s Foreign Policy Doctrine Finally Emerges With ‘Offshore Balancing’. … Continue reading

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Books of Interest: Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals by Iris Murdoch

October 19,2011 I’ve just read a review from Philosophical Investigations of October 1993 by Mary Midgley of Iris Murdoch’s Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals. I received an e mail from Wiley-Blackwell with free access to a selection of their … Continue reading

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George Will on Newt Gingrich: Episode CCXLI of The American Political Melodrama

The comic potential of The Great Will(TGW) is not wasted, here, as he fulminates about the virtue-less posturing of Newt Gingrich,sounding all those Calvinist notes of the inherently sinfulness of man, as located in that egregious perennial candidate. In quick … Continue reading

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On Matthew Continetti, Irving Kristol’s True Heir by American Litterateur

I was not acquainted with the name of Matthew Continetti until I listened to Left,Right and Center on Friday November 18,2011 where he was the substitute Right Wing thinker. He seemed a bit supercilious,a bit too taken with himself, in … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Penn State: The Mirage of Ambiguity by Queer Atheist

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/opinion/brooks-lets-all-feel-superior.html?… One can read Mr. Brooks latest essay as proof, if one were needed, that the myopic Mr. Brooks has a perceptual problem. There was no ambiguity in the report of one of his assistant coaches that he witnessed the … Continue reading

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On Mitt Romney, Captain of Industry or Robber Baron? By Publius

American Capitalism in the 18th Century was about the trade in slaves, tobacco and molasses, to foreshorten the actuality. We have progressed, but the feudal mentality of the 18th Century entrepreneur remains a constant in the present age of the … Continue reading

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