Political Taxonomy

The subject of elites most opportunely appeared in your last post. I had intended to begin my response by scoping in on or at least winging a few shots at a book by an elite guy about an elite subject.  And the subject is elitist.  It’s elitism!  But I had no...

Personal Class is a Class of One (The Rest is Statistics)

I’ve been reading around in another 600-page book.  So many significant or even just pleasant books seem to be that length! Such thicknissism could be accused of the intent to induce shock in bibliophilically different or graphically literate humans.  For many college...

And Now Let’s Stand and Sing our Way to Liberty!

As an example of the word-bewitching to which human consciousness is so successfully susceptible, consider what I was reading the other day. It was a typical 600-page history with a typical 100-page apparatus. And its subject was mid-19th century America. I read there...

Deflating the Nuclear Football

The average American, especially of the male persuasion, probably spends more time religiously watching sports than attending to religious ceremonies and concerns.  More devotion and emotion go into his team winning a pennant than his soul winning immortality, or some...

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