Author Archives: LM

Jew vs. Gentile – Pt. 271,413

From a profile of Elizabeth Hardwick by Tobi Haslett in Harper’s: Better to be striking and severe. Hardwick installed herself boldly among the New York Intellectuals, a largely Jewish group of writers preoccupied by modernism and riveted by politics. The … Continue reading

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The Hysteria Continues

An actual New Yorker story by Ryan Lizza, complete with narrative-framing photo of a giant production newsroom:

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Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

Occasionally, the NYT is good for something. Cliff Huang’s “Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?” is a very well-written and enlightening in-depth piece on the rapidly advancing, applied science field of algorithmic machine-learning. The introduction to the piece hints … Continue reading

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The End Point

25 yrs ago, Bubba (and the circling wagons of the MSM) gave liberal “pro-feminist” men a special license to do what they please. Now, in 2017, the chickens have come home to roost. Conservatives, when accused, should flat out deny … Continue reading

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Liam & Ed

Liam Gallagher jokingly told Ed Sheeran to “calm down on the two-handed wanking” when the pair met for the first time after Sheeran broke his arm in a bike crash.

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NYT: Germany and the Age of Political Absolutism

In the NYT, Anna Sauerbrey writes on “Germany and the Age of Political Absolutism”. “The collapse of coalition talks shows how much the far right has changed its politics,” reads the byline as seen from the NYT homepage. Also from … Continue reading

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NYT: Charles Manson was a Harbinger of Today’s Far Right

In case you were wondering: Meanwhile, from an NR piece on “Charles Manson’s Radical Chic”: “First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach. … Continue reading

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NR: “What Happened to the ‘Libertarian Moment’?”

From an NR piece titled “What Happened to the ‘Libertarian Moment’?”: Even free trade and a welcoming attitude toward immigration, longtime liberty-conservative staples, are under assault in today’s GOP. The Cato Institute’s Emily Ekins recently published a paper, “The Five … Continue reading

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Green in Scrutopia

Dominic Green visits Scrutopia and reports on Roger Scruton’s Burkean strand of environmentalism.

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Slaughterbots & Von Neumann Machines

The fictional but not-too-distant-from-future-reality Slaughterbots scenario is thought provoking: UC Berkeley professor Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute have created an eerie viral video titled “Slaughterbots” that depicts a future in which humans develop small, hand-sized drones that … Continue reading

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