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All Good Things…

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On July 31, 2012
The Alyona Show has ended. Say what you will (and by this I mean “make every entirely reasonable critique of RT”) about the sources of funding and oversight, Alyona was willing to have guests and tackle subjects that could be found nowhere else on television.  I can’t think of another show of its type that […]

The War on Roe

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On July 31, 2012
I have a piece up on the two awful recent decisions in federal courts that uncritically accept anti-abortion junk science. One court at least made the same kind of mistakes as Casey and Carhart II, while the other judge just decided to flat-out ignore that he was dealing with a rare case where Casey actually […]

Chris Marker, RIP

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On July 30, 2012
Chris Marker, one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers, died today. Best known for his science fiction short La Jetée, in my view the greatest science fiction film ever made*, Marker really should be known as an experimental creator of political films, most notably his opus, Grin Without A Cat, his lengthy 1977 documentary about […]

Print the Legend

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On July 30, 2012

So SEK put me in an unusual position in his post on so-called “Social Darwinism.” My professional persona is very interested in his arguments. SEK present a compelling argument, at least f

Erik’s posts (here and here) on the seemingly Darwinian politics of modern conservativism aren’t wrong about the lilt of these contemporary thinkers, but they do a bit of injustice to the historical ones, because there was no such thing as “Social Darwinism” during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. There was such a thing as […]
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