Monthly Archives: June 2013

Books of Interest: Saint Augustine of Hippo An Intellectual Biography by Miles Hollingworth

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Books of Interest: Irony on Occasion From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man by Kevin Newmark

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On Scalia’s dissent on DOMA: Is this what self-serving legal hypocrisy, duplicity, mendacity look like? by Publius

“The Court is eager—hungry—to tell everyone its view of the legal question at the heart of this case. Standing in the way is an obstacle, a technicality of little interest to anyone but the people of We the People, who … Continue reading

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Katzenbach, 383 U. S., at 328 and 329 etc. Opinion and Dissent

“Coverage today is based on decades-old data and eradicated practices. The formula captures States by reference to literacy tests and low voter registration and turnout in the 1960s and early 1970s. But such tests have been banned nationwide for over … Continue reading

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Ethics and America’s Policy Intellectuals : Mr. Richard Haass by Philosophical Apprentice

While doing some research on the internet I came across this 2009 essay at The Daily Beast by Mr. Richard Haass titled Why I Didn’t Resign.  Here is the telling part of his argument: ‘People often ask me why I … Continue reading

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Jonathan Cook, journalist on Facebook

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David Brooks Sternly Lectures Edward Snowden by Almost Marx

Does this sound familiar: ‘The Solitary Leaker‘, The Social Misfit,’the atomization of society, the loosening of social bonds’? The shotgun wedding of Psychoanalysis and Pop Sociology finds a home in the mind, the ‘thought’ of David Brooks?

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