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22 Dec 2008, 3:10 am
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga is a startling, funny, pitiless (short) novel about modern India. [read post]
28 Oct 2011, 12:43 am by maimons
The stock markets were euphoric yesterday about the latest EU bailout/rescue deal. [read post]
18 Mar 2011, 12:02 am by maimons
Suppose you wanted to show your chemistry pupils how many molecules there are in a few teaspoonfuls of water? [read post]
27 Feb 2008, 1:11 pm
He was my teacher, as he was to so many of us: politically, and even more so personally. [read post]
27 Apr 2011, 5:53 pm by maimons
When I was a kid in the mid-1960s, I laughed immoderately when Ramparts magazine - the slick voice of the New Left - had a jeering piece about Madame Nhu and her family, deposed by a coup in South Vietnam, entitled "No Nhus is Good News". [read post]
24 Nov 2009, 4:54 pm by maimons
I've been in Paris teaching a mini-course at the Sorbonne on US constitutional law. [read post]
4 Jan 2011, 3:09 am by maimons
Here is Simon Schama, in the Financial Times, on his fellow-passengers on the New York commuter train: Heavy-set thirtysomethings on parole from suburbia, fists popping cans of Bud Lite, boomed to all who wanted to hear (Ben Bernanke maybe?) [read post]
4 Nov 2008, 10:38 pm
Stalin once gave an interview, in 1930 or thereabouts, to the then-famous literary midbrow Emil Ludwig. [read post]
19 Jul 2010, 12:16 am by maimons
Victor Davis Hanson may be the best chronicler and commentator we have: he produces clear-eyed, clear-minded commentary, every few days. [read post]
14 May 2012, 3:25 am by maimons
Here is a very interesting piece by Francis Fukuyama on the politics and culture of "clientelism", which is what there is in Greece, but not in Germany: Clientelism occurs when political parties use public resources, and particularly government offices, as a means of rewarding political supporters. [read post]
22 May 2011, 1:16 am by maimons
First Things has published a fascinating piece about the monk and mystic Thomas Merton and his relation to Buddhism. [read post]
22 Jan 2011, 8:25 pm by maimons
Instapundit links to this post at CollegeScholarships.org on student loans: the atrocious terms and conditions, and especially the systematic stripping away, by law, of all the protections and safeguards that the law provides to all other borrowers and debtors. [read post]
24 Dec 2009, 8:52 am by maimons
The Powerline guys sum it up rightly - here is their post in full: Arrogance, Corruption, Stupidity  Republicans didn't have the votes to stop the Senate's Obamacare bill this morning. [read post]
18 Jun 2010, 1:49 am by maimons
Enoch Powell's reaction to Tony Blair's (and New Labour's) election in 1997 was "They have voted to break up the United Kingdom". [read post]
3 May 2012, 5:11 pm by maimons
Here is a rendition of Irving Berlin's "I'm An Indian Too" -- which we dedicate, of course, to our own (or rather Harvard's own) Faux-cahontas. [read post]
27 Dec 2010, 11:04 pm by maimons
Hugh Hewitt on last week's Obama press conference: Wednesday's press conference may have starred President Obama fresh off his alleged big win on START and DADT, his losses on the Dream Act and the Omnibus spending bill, and the tie on the tax deal, but the big story was the eagerness of the White House Press Corp to revert to fawning treatment of their once-and-future leader. [read post]
17 Mar 2011, 1:52 am by maimons
Very interesting piece by Sam Schulman in the Weekly Standard, drawing parallels between the pro-censorship "anti-hate-speech" phenomenon in the Western world today and the gag laws against abolitionists in pre-Civil War America, and also the 19th century blasphemy laws in British India whose successor statutes are used for persecution (sometimes for judicial murder) in Pakistan today. [read post]
7 May 2010, 12:57 am by maimons
A maddeningly inconclusive result to Thursday's general election in England.  [read post]
11 Jun 2012, 12:40 am by maimons
VDH sums it up: Two parties, left and right, are central to good consensual government — one the perennial check on the other, both within the general boundaries of constitutional free-market capitalism. [read post]