Month: October 2011

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Rehabilitating Caligula

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In Robert Farley
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On October 30, 2011
Is Caligula misunderstood? Scott Mclemee reviews Aloys Winterling’s efforts in this regard: But what if all of these claims about Caligula were wrong, or at least overblown? What if he was, in fact, completely sane — his awful reputation the product of a smear campaign? In 2003, Aloys Winterling, a professor of ancient history at […]
Interesting pair of articles on Latin American military institutions.  First Guatemala: They burned villages, killed children and, just a winding road away from here in 1982, the Guatemalan military also massacred hundreds of Mayan peasants, after torturing old men and raping young women. But now, all across these highlands once ravaged by a 36-year civil […]

Sign Fail

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In General
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On October 29, 2011
This is, obviously, appalling. See Patrick Nielson Hayden and Ta-Nehisi Coates. It’s possible, of course, that some prosecutions of rank-and-file cops for ticket-fixing can be plausibly described as less than ideal prosecutorial practice; if they’re under orders to do it, everyone does it, and they prosecutors are happy to prosecute the rank-and-file cops and aren’t […]

Anticlimax

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On October 28, 2011

Congrats to the Cardinals  — just amazing considering where they were in August.   It’s too bad that there wasn’t a follow-up to the a classic Game 6 like 1975, but still an excel

Game 7!

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In Robert Farley
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On October 28, 2011
I don’t see the Rangers recovering from last night, but then lots of unlikely things have happened in this Series.  Consider this an open thread for game seven of the World Series. …[SL]:  I’d like to think that this would discredit the IW-the-bases-loaded play, but nothing ever does. Share

Friday Links

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On October 28, 2011

Having Roland Emmerich pander to Shakespeare birthers may be too cruel to the birthers. Maybe maybe we can get Tom Shadyac to do an Orly Taitz hagiography… When a young woman’s privacy is

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