Month: November 27, 2006

Nov 27,2006

From 9/11 to 11/7

After an afternoon making calls from the Dubliner and an all-nighter fueled by a week’s worth of Irish whiskey, I put the final edits on the post-election edition of the...

Nov 27,2006

Allen agonistes

Virginia Senator George Allen’s loss earlier this month to Jim Webb was more than just a win for the Democratic Party, which needed Allen’s seat to gain a majority in...

Nov 20,2006

Milton Friedman, conservative

To deal with man's flaws, a conservative trusts in tradition and community. He also tries to guard against the concentration of power. Milton Friedman warned constantly about the concentration of...

Nov 20,2006

The LSE’s bell curve

From Charles Murray's Bell Curve to Satoshi Kanazawa's new paper on IQ's, each and every time, a new idea or provocative opinion has produced a reaction among cultural elites that...

Nov 13,2006

Cultural learnings from Borat

There are so many targets for ridicule in “Borat: Cultural Learnings of American for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” but what is most interesting about the movie is not...

Nov 06,2006

F springs eternal

It’s a sure sign that your adolescence is irretrievably behind you when you no longer take any particular joy in using the word “fuck.” In that fleeting moment around age...