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Forum: Diavlog comments 06-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,216
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Understanding Terrorism (Faiza Patel & Arun Kundnani)

...okay? There is still a difference between the state and the individual.

If I called your sister a whore at a dinner party, it would not be a violation of my free speech for you to be upset and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-28-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,620
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Political Philosophy and Wilt Chamberlain (Matthew Yglesias & Julian Sanchez)

Speaking from a British perspective, I would agree. While the current government is applying some interesting ideas about localism, these aren't really discussed in terms of philosophy. Especially...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-27-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,216
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Understanding Terrorism (Faiza Patel & Arun Kundnani)

That's a violence issue, not a free speech issue. Free speech governs the relationship between the state and the individual, not the relationship between two private individuals.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-22-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 24,122
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Commenter Court: The End(?) (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

I think Dan Drezner would be a great diavlog partner for Bob. Mutual interests and good chemistry.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-15-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,386
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Depressing Assessments (Daniel Drezner & Megan McArdle)

Really? No discussion of the impending financial apocalypse?

Greece will destroy the global economy.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-13-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,282
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: The Postmodern Sex Scandal (Dana Goldstein & Amanda Marcotte)

Not to mention that the black guys (almost) only ever get wheeled out to talk about 'black issues'. Although that might have something to do with the paucity of black intellectuals in American public...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,710
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Commenter Court: Humanitarian Intervention (Robert Wright & Wonderment)

I think Wonderment's opposition to the Libyan intervention is a sort of knee-jerk anti-militarism, without fully considering the costs and benefits of the intervention. He seems to have had two...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,571
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: How to Run the World (Robert Wright & Parag Khanna)

I don't understand his argument that the 21st century resembles the Middle Ages more than the Concert of Europe. He criticises the 19th century for being Eurocentric (despite the Middle Ages being a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-02-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,545
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Commenter Court: The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

Austria is a notoriously xenophobic country in Europe, at least stereotypically. I don't want to imply what dieter is or is not, but parts of Austrian society's objection to Islam probably influenced...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-02-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,859
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Legitimacy Promotion (Hussein Ibish & Eli Lake)

Why is Obama's intervention for humanitarian reasons in Libya proof of American exceptionalism? He was pushed into it by Britain and France, who intervened with even less national interests at stake.
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-03-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,687
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: All Smells Are On the Record Edition (Robert Wright & Matthew Lee)

How many US citizens needing evacuation are there in the DRC or Gaza?
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,687
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: All Smells Are On the Record Edition (Robert Wright & Matthew Lee)

Matthew Lee is my favourite blogginghead. Bring back UN Plaza!
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-14-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,028
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Islam, Terrorism, and Justin Bieber (Matt Duss & Daveed Gartenstein-Ross)

Of course I don't know, it's history. History can't prove anything. We can't prove that Alexander was a Macedonian Greek, but all the evidence we have leads us to believe that he was.



The...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,028
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Islam, Terrorism, and Justin Bieber (Matt Duss & Daveed Gartenstein-Ross)

The atomic bomb was a completely development for the Japanese. A single bomber carrying a single bomb had just killed tens of thousands of people, which was unprecedented. They didn't know how many...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,028
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Islam, Terrorism, and Justin Bieber (Matt Duss & Daveed Gartenstein-Ross)

Even after Hiroshima and the Soviet invasion, the Japanese war cabinet could not agree to an unconditional surrender. It was only after the bombing of Nagasaki that the Emperor had to personally...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-25-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,480
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Science Saturday: Christmas Optimism Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

The culmative number of humans who have ever lived shocked me at first (I had guessed the same number as John for 1AD, actually), but it makes sense when you think about it. Early humans would have...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-25-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Merry Christmas to all my BHTV friends

Merry Christmas, everyone :)
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,762
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: The Sweater Thread (Tim Noah & Jim Pinkerton)

One of the main arguments in favour of New START is that it cements improving US-Russian relations, which is absolutely key if the international community can deal with Iran and North Korea. If the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-21-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,328
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: the reason for deference to the military

Plenty of countries around the world don't fete their military like Americans do, and they're not running out of volunteers.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-08-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,210
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: The Wit and Wisdom of the State Department (Robert Farley & Matt Duss)

I don't think anyone in this country cares enough to have a strong opinion.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-08-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,681
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: The Future of the Internet (Tim Wu & Sarah Lacy)

??

Everyone needs the government to fix their problems. What is the court system if not a gigantic machine of problem-fixing? What about the army or the police?
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-16-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Democracy and the Muslim World (Shadi Hamid & F. Gregory Gause)

Great diavlog, very informative.

One comment I have is that Shadi in the early part of the diavlog talked about "supporting the creation of institutions that constrain Islamist power". Isn't that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 62,497
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Quinquennial Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

You're missing my point.

I'm not trying to claim that defunding healthcare would be creeping anarchism, that's patently ridiculous. My point is that it's as patently ridiculous as claiming...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 62,497
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Quinquennial Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Yep. The UK has pretty much the most free market economy in Europe alongside the NHS, one of the most statist healthcare systems in the world.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 62,497
Posted By Mannish Boy
Re: Quinquennial Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

I don't see why it matters whether fascist countries exist or not, though the point on Nazi German healthcare is taken. What about creeping anarchism? There wouldn't be healthcare in an anarchic...
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