Weekend Edition: 6-17

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Today marks the return of My Commonplace Book and Curmudgeon’s Gallery, both with several new items

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

Had a good think lately? (“The vast army of electronic devices surrounding us has proven an able ally to our fear of thinking.”)

The Normalization of Conspiracy Culture (“Donald Trump […]

Weekend Edition: 6-10

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

How Did ‘Witch Hunt’ Become the Complaint of the Powerful? (“The central paradox of modern witch hunts is that those who claim to be the victims, like Nixon, are often the ones most enthusiastic about carrying them out.”)

Make America, America again (“A loose translation of ‘America first’ […]

Weekend Edition: 6-3

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

Elitism Is Liberalism’s Biggest Problem (“…elite liberals need to recognize a fundamental truth: All of these people in middle America, even the actual liberals, have very different sensibilities than elite liberals who live on the coasts.”)

Bookish Linkage

What is a library?

Why banning Thirteen Reasons Why doesn’t […]

Weekend Edition: 5-27

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

The Devastating Effects of Dental Inequality in America (“What these medical professionals lacked in compassion, they at least balanced with frankness: They were effectively admitting that much of the nation should be allowed to have their teeth rot.”)

Bookish Linkage

Lawyer asks court to require Mississippi officials to read […]

Weekend Edition: 5-20

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

We need ecstasy and cocaine in place of Prozac and Xanax (“We’d rather stick to antidepressants of minimal therapeutic impact, not because they guard against addiction – they don’t – but because of a puritanical aversion to supplying unearned happiness and, along with it, a deep-seated belief that people […]

Weekend Edition: 5-13

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

Why Liberals Aren’t as Tolerant as They Think (“One theory is that the effects of liberals’ unique traits and worldviews on prejudice are swamped by a simple fact of humanity: We like people similar to us.”)

Fighting With Their Fists to Put a Period in a Basket (“What […]