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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-07-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,699
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Worldwise: A European Economic Education (Robert Wright & Arash Molavi Vassei)

This was very good. Fits more or less with what I've been hearing/reading/writing on the subject.

In particular, Vassei's point at the close, that this is an essentially political project being...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-05-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,351
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Sex and the Eurozone (Daniel Drezner & Megan McArdle)

So very pleased about this bit (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/40189?in=19:41&out=29:17#A4J2S9F7) on gender. The experience Megan describes - I've had it countless times, and I too am the kind of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Joining the chorus of mourning for BHTV as we know it. Will miss BHTV Classic, as we're calling it. I am not sure what to make of the plan for Bob's own show - Bob is perfectly entertaining and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-15-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,258
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Values Added: Special Shame Edition (Ann Althouse & Glenn Loury)

Ann complains (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/39852?in=31:13&out=31:51) that there isn't enough investigative reporting on abuses and injustices in our economic life. Good news, Ann: I'm running a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,288
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Worldwise: Live From Lahore (Robert Wright & Issam Ahmed)

I should start by saying I am impressed that BHTV is finally getting people actually IN Pakistan to come on and talk about the country and the region. Keep doing this, please.

Some thoughts:

1....
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-30-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,813
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Values Added: Capitalism and Its Discontents (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

The discussion about the need to tell a story (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/39547#A4J2S9F7), to turn an economic issue into narrative, made me think immediately of this...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-16-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,986
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Maybe Obama just isn't a liberal

I agree completely with the bold text above, but it is not entirely separate from the question of where on the spectrum of center-left to left-left he sits.

My recollection of his primary run is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,457
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Live From Islamabad (Mosharraf Zaidi & Brian Katulis)

Update: Saba Imtiaz, one of the journos I recommended above, says they've reached out to her and she's just recorded a DV. So thanks, BHTV, for listening.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-17-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,457
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Live From Islamabad (Mosharraf Zaidi & Brian Katulis)

With the exception of the very worst bit of Waziristan, I believe it has.



At the same time, urban violence has surged in the last year and that story isn't get covered at all as it has very...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-17-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,975
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Uprising in Tunisia (Shadi Hamid & Issandr El Amrani)

Yey--The Arabist finally gets on Bloggingheads!
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-17-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,457
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Live From Islamabad (Mosharraf Zaidi & Brian Katulis)

There was a long discussion of Swat as a turning point, which it undoubtedly was, but 2 years ago. The kind of militancy we're dealing with now is urban, not rural; and the kind of overt political...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-16-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,457
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Live From Islamabad (Mosharraf Zaidi & Brian Katulis)

While I admire the gesture to get a real Pakistani journalist on, and while (despite my own differences with some of his columns) Mosharraf Zaidi is a perfectly competent representative of the Isloo...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-10-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,858
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Fire

Amazing. I watched it twice. And I agree with Zeko about the masking--would have been worth nixing it for the purposes of merging that clip into this vid, no?
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-03-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 62,497
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Quinquennial Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Yeah, it's pretty amusing. What Germany has is kind of unclassifiable as left or right wing. It's true that they did pursue an austerity regime, but they did it in conjunction with other more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 62,497
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Quinquennial Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Can't believe it's been this long. Also, this was Bob and Mickey on top form.

One thing: there's some discussion (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/31961?in=20:32&out=21:22) about what actually...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,153
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: "Creeping Shariah"

I would love to see Andrew March on. He's actually written ABOUT Ramadan before (They may have worked together at Oxford?). It would be interesting to have them on together too. In particular, would...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-10-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,948
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: The Social Diavlog (Robert Wright & David Kirkpatrick)

I'd say they DO get covered. I mean every major paper covers breaking news like FTC or DoJ investigations of Google, the AP's IP lawsuits vs. digital aggregators or the lawsuits against Facebook that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,948
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: The Social Diavlog (Robert Wright & David Kirkpatrick)

I think there is a problematic bias in business media to look for the nice CEO and contrast him to some industry that--depending on the moment--everyone agrees is 'evil.' So at the moment, it's very...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,948
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: The Social Diavlog (Robert Wright & David Kirkpatrick)

Actual thoughts on the DV: David comes off like a PR man for Facebook. From a reporter, that's shameful. Never mind what's in the movie. That is a shameful tone for a reporter to assume.

Bob is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,948
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: The Social Diavlog (Robert Wright & David Kirkpatrick)

True. It still has an impact, I just think its value to users has actually diminished since about 2007, when its business model started to change.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,948
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: The Social Diavlog (Robert Wright & David Kirkpatrick)

My impression is that FB USED to be a useful place for connecting with people you actually know. Now, it's so cluttered with marketing B.S. that it's really unclear what value it presents to members....
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,948
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: The Social Diavlog (Robert Wright & David Kirkpatrick)

I have a sort of odd relationship to FB. I had done Friendster in high school, gotten bored, refused to join FB when it came to Brown my freshman year, and caved 2 years later because I was intrigued...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-03-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,153
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Pew flunks

15/15. I wouldn't have gotten Jonathan Edwards either if I hadn't gone to college as a history major at a school where early American history was a big specialty of the department, and where cultural...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-03-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,032
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
Re: Af-Pak Dilemmas (Stephen Walt & Peter Bergen)

This was GREAT. My thoughts:

1. Peter makes the point that there is a shift towards democracy, a real one, taking place, on both left and right in Pakistan. That is correct. When I was over there,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-03-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,032
Posted By PreppyMcPrepperson
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