Monthly Archives: January 2013

American Dandy, some thoughts at bedtime by American Litterateur

Last night, I was reading, just before turning out the light, Cyril Connolly's The Evening Colonnade. He is,now, utterly out of literary  fashion but a pleasure to read, in small doses. In part two titled Divers of Worship, Mr. Connolly … Continue reading

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Is Sir Politic Would-Be an intellectual sadist? A question posed by Philosophical Apprentice

“The custom among the Pirahã Indians of Brazil is that women give birth alone. The linguist Steve Sheldon once saw a Pirahã woman giving birth on a beach, while members of her tribe waited nearby. It was a breech birth, … Continue reading

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Sir Politic Would-Be finds an intellectual ally by Political Cynic

Sir Politic Would-Be has the answer to so many questions, aided by his newest find, The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy edited by Eldar Shafir, of Princeton. Nothing better than a 'Brand Name Thinker' with an impeccable pedigree will do … Continue reading

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Some observations on ‘The New Old Year’ by Political Observer

One must give Mr.Richard N. Haass his due for resigning his position in the U.S. Government over the Iraq war. A civic act of conscious, in answer to that war of imperial opportunism by Neo-Conservatives, that must be honored as … Continue reading

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David and Gail Confront the World

If your feeling a bit low and need some cheering up,a dose of political comedy is what you need – actually you crave it – then look no further than the latest episode of David and Gail Confront the World … Continue reading

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Cockeyed Platonist takes the measure of Mr. Hegel and finds decadence? by Almost Marx

In his long introductory remarks, which take almost half of his essay, Mr. Brooks can't resist a reprise of his oft repeated arguments on the inherent 'evil' of government i.e. The New Deal/Great Society and their 'entitlements' as destructive visitation, … Continue reading

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