Blundering Ethicists

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On September 21, 2004
Circumstantial evidence suggests that The Ethicist(tm) might be listening to my advice (or Paperwight). Still, I’m not in the mood to be terribly magnanimous. The first two “corrections” offered this week deal with private property as opposed to other social goods. First, he reassesses his views on the ever-crucial question of the mutilation of Medieval texts (doesn’t he […]

Grover

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On September 21, 2004

Kos asks if he has no shame. The answer is clearly no, but the more interesting question is has he ever looked at voting demographics in this country?

Laura Rozen excerpts a Salon interview with Sy Hersh: Jacoby: Is there someone who is the Henry Kissinger in this administration? Hersh: Oh, believe me, I pray for one [clasps his hands and looks beseechingly upward]. Wouldn’t it be great if the reality was that they were lying about WMD, and they really didn’t believe […]

1896

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On September 20, 2004

I had no idea about this, which I find fascinating. If I’m ever called upon to teach American political development/history and the 1896 election comes up, you can bet this’ll be in my le

Kerry on Iraq

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On September 20, 2004
The fine people at Fox News were kind enough to broadcast Kerry’s Iraq speech at NYU this morning, live and uninterupted. I’ve been surfing around looking for a transcript, or even a decent online recap, with no success as of yet. Choose your news here. At any rate, I’d encourage those who have been hounding […]

Hacktacular!

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On September 19, 2004
You’re all familiar with the classic hack circle-jerk, such as Glenn Reynolds fulsomely praising the wit and widsom displayed by Mickey Kaus on The Dennis Miller Show Starring Rupert Pupkin, thus creating an exponential interaction of hackdom. Well, its filmic equivalent is coming to a theatre near you. Andrew Lloyd Weeber being directed by Joel Schumacher–yowza. Hell […]
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