November 11, 2013

Cultural evolution


Veterans Day

Schulz from November 11, 1998 (via TCW)

November 10, 2013

Weekend reading

Michael Totten at World Affairs: No Exit: Why the US Can't Leave the Middle East.

New York magazine has an extract from Double Down the new book from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

Wrath of the Multiculturalists: Tommy Robinson and the End of the EDL at Jacobinism.

November 05, 2013

Dig A Pony


October 20, 2013

Norman Geras RIP

I am deeply saddened to learn today of the death of Norman Geras, Professor Emeritus of Politics at the University of Manchester and author of Normblog.

I was a big fan of Norm's writing and, in the days when I was blogging regularly, I frequently linked to his posts at Normblog.

The world is made poorer by his passing. He will be greatly missed.

Max Dunbar has a tribute to Norm cross-posted at Harry's Place.

October 06, 2013

Nothing to see here

What? Blogging again? Me? Why ever would you think such a thing?

August 11, 2011

Disappointed in Portland

Yesterday, driving back from the shops, I turned on the radio to find Socialist Workers Party member Richard Seymour and Darcus Howe talking claptrap about the UK riots on OPB.

I didn't travel 5,000 miles for this!

July 15, 2011

Top presidents

So, I asked the Big Fella for his three favorite U.S. presidents. He's sixteen now and already knows a lot more about American political and economic history than I do, which makes having political conversations with him somewhat daunting.

Anyway, these are his picks:

1. Grover Cleveland
2. Calvin Coolidge
3. Warren G Harding

Not the kind of list you'd expect from your average teenager!