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Saletan: Foreign Policy Wank

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On January 18, 2009

If you were to apply the technocratic logic of the war on drugs to Israel’s difficulty in eradicating the tunnels in Gaza, you’d be waging well to assume that the result would sound like t

Ah, Saletan

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On June 24, 2008

I should just stop reading him and lump him with MoDo. But alas. I have not. In this installment, Saletan takes on pharmacists who refuse to dispense oral contraception (nevermind emergency contracept

Lists

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On December 30, 2007
The good news is that Will Saletan didn’t include “Black Stupidity” in his end-of-the-year list of “best Human Nature” stories. The bad news is that Saletan is still around to compile the list. In happier Slate-related affairs, Dahlia Lithwick’s compilation of the Bush administration’s “dumbest legal arguments of the year” is well worth the time. […]

That Had to Hurt…

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On December 4, 2007

Stephen Metcalf hits back at Saletan, and leaves a mark: The crux of Saletan’s pieces was his Liberal Creationist analogy. The analogy is hopeless along several competing dimensions, but it remi

Apology Not Accepted, Bill

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On November 28, 2007

Saletan: I missed something I could have picked up from a simple glance at Wikipedia. For the past five years, J. Philippe Rushton has been president of the Pioneer Fund, an organization dedicated to

Saletan’s Finale

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On November 21, 2007
And after all that, nothing. Saletan writes two columns purporting to demonstrate not simply that African-Americans are inherently intellectually inferior to whites, but that liberals who question this finding are anti-science. In other words, the science is so compelling that any argument against the racial inferiority hypothesis must be generated by political, rather than scientific, […]

Saletan Strikes!

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On November 18, 2007

The one thing that’s fairly clear is that William Saletan doesn’t understand the most compelling extant critiques of linking ethnicity with IQ. I’m unsure of two things, however. Fir

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