Bastard

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Not so fondly, Loomis remembers 18th-century serial rapist and diarist William Byrd II. But since Byrd clearly didn't rape every woman with whom he came into contact, we should resist feeling any "autopilot compassion" for the "Tallow-faced Wench" whose injured arm presented no obstacle to Bryd...

More On Campus Rape

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In light of the recent discussion about rape on campus, it's particularly worth reading Courtney Martin's article about this country's dearth of rational sex education and the extent to which this may contribute to the problem. She also adduces some useful data:Every two and half minutes...

Surge is not a Strategy

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Donald Stoker is correct insofar as he notes that the success record of insurgencies isn't great. Yglesias and Drum note that the successful counter-insurgency campaigns that Stoker points out were.

That Liberal Academia!

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With respect to Sunday's appalling New York Times op-ed making a series of disingenuous excuses for a rapist, Amanda found a Harvard Crimson article that details the faculty debate on the subject:What some did have trouble with, Faculty in attendance said, was determining degrees of consent...

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Yglesias and Atrios briefly discuss the failure of US diplomacy prior to the first Gulf War. Atrios wonders if the war could have been avoided, and Yglesias allows that while.

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