Weekend Edition: 10-28

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

  • “No Fatties”: When Health Care Hurts (“According to the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, one out of three doctors responds to obesity negatively and associates it with poor hygiene, hostility, dishonesty, and noncompliance, viewing fat patients as ‘lazy, lacking in self-control, non-compliant, unintelligent, weak-willed and dishonest.'”)
  • Trump Is the New ________ (“Once in front of the camera … historian-heavyweights trade in … scholarship for trivia-minded TV punditry. They hawk banality. Quizzed by anchors, boxed into panels, these academics have become cable contestants in a game of History-wood Squares.”)
  • Is There Any Hope for the Future? (“We must accept that any subjective religion, philosophy, or opinion can’t be a basis for defining what is true.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

Justice Louise J. Brandeis (concurring), Whitney v. California (1927)

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