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A Round of Applause

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On June 27, 2006
Now that I’m finally back from becoming even more Frenchified, it’s time to thank my outstanding guest-bloggers, Iocaste and Lizardbreath. And to add one more round of kudos to SteveG and Dan Nexon. Make sure to visit them regularly at their usual residences. Share

TNR

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On June 27, 2006

Soon, The New Republic will collapse in on itself, smothered by its own sense of self-importance. We need to organize a rescue operation to get the book review section out of there and into a safer, l

Hilzoy identifies the crucial problem with Lieberman, and identifies another classic example of Holy Joe putting himself above the party that I had forgotten: Prizing genuine pragmatism, reasonableness, and statesmanship is a good thing. Prizing your reputation as a pragmatic, reasonable, statesmanlike politician is something else entirely… This, I think, is what bothers people about […]

Huh. Fascinating.

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On June 26, 2006

Chessboxing: Two competitors face each other in 11 alternating rounds, six of chess, five of boxing. A bout begins with chess, which is played on a board placed directly in the middle of the ring. Eac

The Seat of Empire

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On June 25, 2006
In Washington D.C. now, for the first time in my life. Some people seem shocked to find that one could get a Ph.D. in political science without stepping foot in D.C., but these people are under the grave misapprehension that political science has anything to do with politics. Observations thus far: I’m glad I don’t […]

Hausmann

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On June 25, 2006

I’ve wondered about this, too. In Seven Ages of Paris, Alistair Horne suggested that Baron Hausmann did a grave aesthetic disservice to Paris in the 1850s. But, as Mr. Trend points out, some cha

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