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Tag Archives: review

Dec
28
2021

Forgive us our trespasses

I woke up haunted by thoughts of Kristen Roupenian’s exquisite short story in the New Yorker, Cat Person, or rather, about the world’s reactions to it. My little corner of the Internet has a whole midrash of commentary about the … Continue reading

Sep
5
2018

The End of Political Science

The core idea is sound. According to the author of The Three Languages of Politics, there are three separate buckets of political thinking in the USA: a libertarian bucket, a progressive bucket and a conservative bucket. For each bucket, there … Continue reading

Feb
27
2017

The Curse of the Worthy Movies

When Netflix first started their DVD service, we did what everyone else did. We loaded up our queue with classic movies from the old days and started watching stuff we’d always wanted to see but never gotten around to. Then … Continue reading

Oct
11
2015

I’ve seen Winston from both sides now

I know about all the setbacks and and the successes. I know all the great put downs (Lady Astor: “If I were your wife, I’d put poison in your coffee.” Churchill: “If I were your husband, I’d drink it.”). I know all the speeches. … Continue reading

Mar
31
2013

The Gift of a Book

When I was 20, my girlfriend’s brother bought me Bleak House for my birthday saying “I love buying books for people who will get pleasure from them.” I’ve flirted with Bleak House more times than I can remember but there is always … Continue reading

Jan
3
2013

Review: The Road

The Road is about a man and a boy. And nothing happens.