Monthly Archives: December 2008

Elites, checked.

Samuel Huntington died. I haven’t read anything serious by him, with the exception of the hispanic challenge a while ago. Given that I grew up in a Chicago neighborhood where you could see Polish signs in the windows and Polish … Continue reading

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Looking backwards.

From David Foster Wallace’s 2005 profile of Talk Radio, Host, talking about the types of ads that run on conservative talk radio stations: How often a particular spot can run over and over before listeners just can’t stand it anymore … Continue reading

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Favorite Movies 2008

I used to be a lot more into following the latest movie releases, but that has slackened with age. This past year I’ve seen a few that have really stood out, and I’d like to list them alphabetically here. It … Continue reading

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Katrina’s Hidden Race War

If you are killing time at work this week online, or perhaps at your family’s place, do take the time to read this bombshell from The Nation Katrina’s Hidden Race War. It turns out the War wasn’t that hidden – … Continue reading

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Repo-Chick

Where are the cultural reactions to the implosions, especially among the middle-classes, of the past decade? Alec Cox is making a sequel to his early 1980s LA punk movie Repo Man, called Repo Chick: Alex Cox’s Repo Man sequel Repo … Continue reading

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Gold Bug Plumbers

Joe the Plumber, when asked about his favorite books for an issue of conservative readings in the American Spectator, gave a list – his only non-plumbing book: The Theory of Money and Credit (Ludwig von Mises): “It brought monetary theory … Continue reading

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Traditionalists and Free-Markets

The Challenge Facing Conservatism (my underline): We shouldn’t be surprised the voters read him in this way. American conservatism since 1980 has been the party of innovation and risk-taking. The results have been remarkable. Our society is much more fluid, … Continue reading

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The politics of The Wire

I love talking about HBO’s The Wire. Some spoilers! Is the Wire a Conservative or Liberal show? Jonah Goldberg makes a case that it belongs to the Right: But look at it through the eyes of a conservative. This is … Continue reading

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