Archive for January, 2004

William Blake,

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 23:02 Comments Off

The Atlantic Monthly on the fascinating William Blake. An engraver by trade, Blake as a young man belonged to a circle of revolutionary thinkers that included Tom Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. He composed “London” during the early years of the French Revolution amid accelerating anti-Jacobin repression and war fever in England, as part of the [...]

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Dickensian London

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 22:55 Comments Off

If you are a fan of Charles Dickens, as I am, you’ll enjoy this nice piece on life in Dickensian London. See a great Dickens resource website here.

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Fitness Revisited – Dumb Crap

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 7:20 Comments Off

I really never thought that making this post was going to be a problem. But then again, I don’t make each and every statement – on simple things – a master strategy move. But perhaps I should remember that people are too easily confused. Here’s a letter I got today on that post: Madam, I [...]

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Left-Libertarianism and Private Property

Monday, January 26, 2004 7:50 Comments Off

Folks always write me, and others at LRC, asking for a clearer picture of what “left-libertarianism” is. Of course, libertinism is not libertarianism at all, but indeed, the left-libertarians quite often parade themselves around as “libertarians.” An LRC blogger posts this quite interesting article by a Kevin Michael Grace. I want to repeat my LRC [...]

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Fascism, Part 104

Sunday, January 25, 2004 11:18 Comments Off

Northwest Airlines and every other U.S. airline soon will be required to send the names and travel plans of all their customers to the federal government as part of a massive computerized screening program designed to identify potential terrorists before they board an airplane. The program, to be run by an agency of the Department [...]

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Oh the Strange Coincidence…

Sunday, January 25, 2004 11:08 Comments Off

Eminem’s mother was carjacked, here in the Detroit area, at a gas station along, yes, “Eight Mile Road”…..

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Trying to Torpedo Tolkien

Friday, January 23, 2004 13:53 Comments Off

TG writes, “Tolkien’s LoTR and Jackson’s movie have been criticised for allegedly hidden racial stereotypes. Tolkien’s letters pretty much torpedo this myth.” Here’s a link to a great letter from Tolkien that blows that theory to smithereens.

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What is Wrong with These People?

Friday, January 23, 2004 11:46 Comments Off

Yeppers, free trade is too costly. Lou Dobbs says, “America can no longer afford the price of “free” trade.” In addition, he says: Most Americans would like to support domestic manufacturers by buying U.S.-made products, but chances are that most of us own goods made predominantly outside the United States. Wal-Mart alone imported $12 billion [...]

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Are We Laughing Yet?

Friday, January 23, 2004 8:43 Comments Off

A lefty on that great, glorious tradition of public education. This mentality reminds me of that great, big sucking sound……

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Are Boston Fans Tough?

Friday, January 23, 2004 8:16 Comments Off

There’s actually an immense marshmallow beneath the surface.

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