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In Space, No One Can Hear the Internationale

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On September 15, 2009
For some reason, I find this enormously fascinating: Lenin told the British science fiction writer H.G. Wells, who interviewed him in the Kremlin in 1920, that if life were discovered on other planets, revolutionary violence would no longer be necessary: “Human ideas—he told Wells—are based on the scale of the planet we live in. They […]

Brian Barry, RIP

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On March 11, 2009

I see via Harry Brighouse that Brian Barry has died. I’m not a good candidate to offer an evaluation or overview of his work. He’s an engaging and enjoyable writer with a voice that made h

Elsewhere: On the Side of Angels

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On January 27, 2009

Jacob Levy is hosting a crookedtimber style book symposium on Nancy Rosenblum’s new book, On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship. The first several posts are by R

Holbo on Fish

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On June 10, 2008
I was in the middle of arguing with Lemuel Pitkin about John Holbo’s post about this blog post by Stanley Fish, when for some reason the crooked timber supercomputer decided I needed to be placed in moderation. So, I’ll take it over here. First things first, the main points Fish is making (that political diversity […]
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