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Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 05-21-2008, 02:49 PM
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Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Uncle Eb:

I forgot all about it until you mentioned it. Re-reading it, I can see why it slipped my mind -- that was the dullest, most mind-numbing debate I've ever witnessed. Maybe it's because...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 05-20-2008, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Thanks for the links. I now remember watching those and being rather dissatisfied, because Posner's entire argument in each is based on a pragmatic view that Bush broke the law, but it needed to be...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 05-20-2008, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Agreed with AemJeff. I think Derbyshire clearly fashions his writing in the style of Evelyn Waugh, a famously mean-spirited yet funny British author. If you accept that Derbyshire's pose is at least...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 05-20-2008, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Thanks! Volokh has been on bloggingheads once, and then to discuss constitutional issues relating to religion and the right to bear arms with Jack Balkin.

I'm more interesting in hearing the...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 05-20-2008, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

1. Daniel Dennett -- Noted philosopher and athiest, engaging speaker. Would be swell on an episode of Science Saturday or Free Will. Was once on Bob's Meaning of Life show.

2. John Derbyshire...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 05-20-2008, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Matt Taibbi? Ugh. Have you ever seen the guy on Colbert or Bill Maher's show? Taibbi in front of a camera is like a deer caught in headlights. I think his writing generally sucks, but he's way,...
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