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Apropos of Everything

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Because it’s a day for joyous celebration of the essential goodness of humanity, you should read this (surprisingly) good review essay by Cass Sunstein over at the New York Review of Books. All three authors are keenly aware that their narratives offer important lessons, and these should not be lost on contemporary readers. Turkey, for […]
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The totalitarian mind

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Approximately 40% of this country, give or take, is just fine with the president saying that black is white on Monday, and that white is black on Tuesday, and then insisting on Wednesday that he never said black was white or white was black.  An undetermined portion of that group will not notice the contradictory […]
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No War But Trade War

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Some thoughts on the IP aspects of our new trade war with China: But it’s worth wondering precisely how the United States is thinking about this trade war. Wars should have a point; it makes it so much more interesting for the participants. And there’s some question as to whether the goal of this war is […]
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