Month: November 2006

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Last Will and Testament

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On November 22, 2006
I’m going to be eating one of these tomorrow. It’s unlikely that I’ll survive, so I just wanted to wish everyone well as I stand at precipice of doom. As for my few worldly possessions, I have a lot of reading material and assorted crap in my office that I’m sure my wife and daughter […]

Disgusting

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On November 22, 2006

Scott Johnson — whose sense of shame is inversely proportionate to his lack of historical knowledge — invokes the term “massive resistance” in a post from yesterday, which repr

Outright Thuggery

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On November 22, 2006
If you love the VD Hanson-bashing genre (and obviously we do), be sure to check out Matt’s contribution. A sample: Rather than view this appreciation, imitation, and innovation as a metaphor for the cultural exchange which has characterized the relationship between Islamic and Christian civilizations just as often as has “clash,” Hanson views this as […]

Demented Choirs

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On November 22, 2006

Ooh, there’s a novel out about the construction of Dreadnought. John J. McKeon: When a nation has a big technological lead over its potential military rivals, how long can that lead be expected

There’s A Shocker

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On November 21, 2006
Wondering where Marshall Wittmann would end up after the termination of his unreadable blog? The answer may not surprise you: Two weeks after winning reelection as an independent due to losing Connecticut’s Democratic primary, Joe Lieberman has hired a former spokesman for the Christian Coalition as his new communications director, RAW STORY has learned. The […]

Robert Altman, 1925-2006

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On November 21, 2006
I was lucky enough to see a beautiful 35mm restoration of La Regle Du Jeu last week. The most obvious modern inheritor of the “open” filmmaking style invented by Renoir, Robert Altman, has died. Altman was a risk-taker, and as is well-known this made him uneven. (Pauline Kael, one of his biggest critical supporters, said […]
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