I’ve made the from the left pro-draft arguments on numerous occasions in the last year or so. Mostly, I’ve done it with students, especially in my Intro to Poli Sci for Art students class. Pedagogically, it’s great: it disrupts the continuity of their thinking, and exposes potentially conservative consequences of their hyper-individualism, which sits in […]
Alessandra Stanley has an odd piece in the New York Times about the recent spate of “women behaving badly” shows, which she claims are demeaning to women. I haven’t seen the shows in question, and given the description I’m persuaded that they’re bad television. Parts of her argument are, however, somewhat puzzling. Doesn’t this strike you […]

Plagiarism

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Via Crooked Timber I learn of a plagiarist suing a university for not explaining to him that plagiarism is wrong. His defense seems to be that since he wasn’t caught early in his illustrious career as a plagiarist, the university was negligent. It’s rather instructive to think through this particular line of defense in various other […]

Oil and Energy

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Kevin Drum with an excellent post on Oil. Upshot: Prices are going up. Fluctuations aside, they’re not going back down. Depending on who you ask, production has peaked in the last few years, or

Now that’s a game. Why this country prefers the dreary postseason of the NBA is beyond me. I’m also grateful to Sports Illustrated for confidently declaring that a Tampa Bay victory was inevitable, hence guaranteeing victory for the forces of justice and truth. To make things slightly more relevant, while watching my beloved Flames I saw […]
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