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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By db63
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

I'd like to second the idea of Loury having his own (weekly) show where he serves as the Bob figure. McWhorter could come on whenever he wants to, but if Glenn has the time (is he emeritus yet?) that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
Posted By db63
Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Ok, I listened to Bob's comments with Mickey about the future of Bloggingheads, but I am really just confused. Can someone just plainly say what is going on with it?
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,268
Posted By db63
Re: Worldwise: Live From Athens (Yanis Varoufakis & Henry Farrell)

Good talk, but never before in history, nor never again, will Hindenburg be described as a "bourgeois liberal."
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-24-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,047
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: The Whirligig of Time (Glenn Loury & Walter Russell Mead)

Please set up another conversation where Loury and Mead can just talk about Israel.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,540
Posted By db63
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

I was unclear when I said "that was needlessly snarky." I was referring to my first post; Professor Smith's response was not snarky at all, but was polite and put me in my place. Jaron Lanier was...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,540
Posted By db63
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

That was needlessly snarky. I apologize for the tone, as this was actually an interesting talk.

I think you can remove the social scientific/economics jargon and rephrase your problem in the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,540
Posted By db63
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

It seems to be Karl is promoting first-year undergraduate nihilism.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-05-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,956
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: Let's Talk Pizza (Adam Serwer & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

azar gat wrote steven pinker's book years ago. it is titled "war in human civilization."
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-28-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,772
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: Grassroots Politics (Michelle Goldberg & Rich Lowry)

I don't think the necessity of a charter is what designates it as colonialism. Colonialism is in the mechanism, not in the legal instruments surrounding similar mechanisms. But this is a definitional...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-28-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,772
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: Grassroots Politics (Michelle Goldberg & Rich Lowry)

Specifically, the first period of British colonialism in what was known as the British West African Settlements: the Gold Coast; the Lagos territory; Sierra Leone; and Gambia.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,772
Posted By db63
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,772
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: Grassroots Politics (Michelle Goldberg & Rich Lowry)

yes, except poor people vote at much lower rates than those groups.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,772
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: Grassroots Politics (Michelle Goldberg & Rich Lowry)

i think the issue doesn't necessarily have to do with modern manifestations of the bearer of sovereignty (i.e., the nation-state). in west africa, tribal authorities were just as much "sovereign" as...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,772
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: Grassroots Politics (Michelle Goldberg & Rich Lowry)

i'm referring to the use of local authorities in west africa. what do you mean by "foreign governments"?
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,772
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: Grassroots Politics (Michelle Goldberg & Rich Lowry)

how about do a field in colonial history and then get back to me?

if not, read these (especially the first one)

Crawford Young. The African State in Historical Perspective. New Haven: Yale...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,772
Posted By db63
Re: Values Added: Grassroots Politics (Michelle Goldberg & Rich Lowry)

the whole structure of African economic colonialism was using local governments to make decisions that were decided upon by the colonial power, which is exactly what corporations do in foreign...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-25-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,168
Posted By db63
Re: Two Cheers For New Jersey! (Mark Schmitt & Kevin D. Williamson)

ugh, any orthodoxy is so silly. every time i hear williamson extol the virtues of the unimpeded free market i reach for my wallet. why is it so difficult for some people to understand that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-21-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,031
Posted By db63
Re: Television Politics (Alyssa Rosenberg & Chloe Angyal)

ok, if you are going to comment on television shows, at least get basic facts right. the time lag between cary's interactions in the iraqi prison and the first scene of the show where she washes her...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-07-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,047
Posted By db63
Re: The Week in Blog: Negative Feedback Edition (Chris Moody & Matt Lewis)

this is so obviously not just extreme left-wingers. two seconds of reading about it would teach someone this. what shoddy knowledge moody displayed.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,536
Posted By db63
Re: Economizing (Suzy Khimm & Megan McArdle)

get glenn greenwald on here!
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-01-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,125
Posted By db63
Re: John Rawls in the West Bank (Robert Wright & Fadi Quran)

I also don't support settlement construction. Ay chihuahua, you are a vindictive person.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-01-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,125
Posted By db63
Re: John Rawls in the West Bank (Robert Wright & Fadi Quran)

So now we're appealing to the UN and international law? Good luck with that.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-01-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,125
Posted By db63
Re: John Rawls in the West Bank (Robert Wright & Fadi Quran)

You could explain it in terms of domestic democratic realism, in that the congresspeople are responding to the whims of their constituencies, which overwhelmingly support Israel.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-01-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,125
Posted By db63
Re: John Rawls in the West Bank (Robert Wright & Fadi Quran)

But that is democracy. Thus, you can explain that vote in terms of democratic realism in the sense that congresspeople are responding to the whims of their constituencies, which overwhelmingly...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-01-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,125
Posted By db63
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