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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By basman
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

...My general view is that Paul is far too imperfect a vessel to allow me to say anything approbative about him. I do think someone else needs to question the American imperium within the context of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By basman
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

I'm very sorry to hear of all this bad news.

I hope things turn out for the best where they can.

Itzik Basman
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By basman
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

P.S. Just to support my impression, which may have been partly one of implication: what's the policy consequence for Loury of pervasive black dysfunction ultimately rooted in the legacy of slavery?
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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By basman
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

Don't know how to ding a link and am too old to learn but on your last comment consider this:

http://www.tnr.com/book/review/what-hope

Itzik Basman
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By basman
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

One of my impressions of this exchange is that Loury was making a full frontal attack on McWhorter's fundamental position on black victimization and that McWhorter ducked the fight.

Very animated...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-26-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: X-File Mystery ... What Happened to Krycek?

Not sure what you mean. Can you direct me to a dialog where Richard Posner took part. I'd be interested to hear it.

Itzik Basman
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

Okay my new found bhtv friend, let's leave it there.

Have a good holiday and a good new year.

Perhaps in that new year, we can find something else to disagree civilly about, even with this site...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: X-File Mystery ... What Happened to Krycek?

That's his son, Eric Posner, a legal scholar who teaches at the University of Chicago Law School. Richard is his father who is a federal appellate judge and writes omnivorously and is a founding...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

You don't think that's true?

Also you take one sentence, even stipulating it's an egregious one, which it's not, and on this basis, you would dismiss him? How would you like that measure to apply...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

Mike:

Ok and fair enough.

I agree with a lot of what you just said.

I'd quarrel with you some that being a man of ideas is not saying much, as I understand that status. Clearly, comparing...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

Mike I appreciate your clarifications and explanations but don’t you help make my point—that Hitchens was a man of ideas, capable of abstract thought and that academic philosophy need have nothing to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-23-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

What a pile of obscurantist horsehit and sheer mystification in hiding behind the impenetrability of ancient philosophers.

Repeat one of their convincing, high order arguments for the existence of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-22-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

Well, this response has the virtue of being in the form of an argument with examples.

I'll tender first the distinction between being an academic philosopher (or a non academic one) and being a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-21-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By basman
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

ohreally, whoever you are, here the handle fits if it's followed by a question mark and then an exclamation point.

Tell me when the anti self satisfied anti imperious medication kicks in.
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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-20-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,174
Posted By basman
Re: Bloggingheads eschatology?

End of this site, end of days, is that what I heard? Is there something apocalyptically new that's come to light after the announced downsizing?

Itzik Basman
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,622
Posted By basman
Re: Hannah Arendt and Samantha Power

Quite the mind reader you are.

Itzik Basman
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,622
Posted By basman
Re: Lessons Learned: Beyond Good and Evil (Robert Wright & Alan Wolfe)

Thanks for the link to Ignatieff's review of Wolfe's book, which book I haven't read. I thought it a good review both at the level of rehearsing Wolfe's general arguments and of pointing to the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,622
Posted By basman
Re: Lessons Learned: Beyond Good and Evil (Robert Wright & Alan Wolfe)

Sidebar admittedly: but Pretty good P.M. if you ask me. But don't ask me: ask the first past the post Canadian electorate who keeping giving him an increased share of their vote.

Itzik Basman
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,622
Posted By basman
Re: Hannah Arendt and Samantha Power

...Radical evil for Arendt was the theory and horrifically deranged emergence of totalitarianism in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. The banality of evil was the bureaucratic manifestation or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-05-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,327
Posted By basman
Re: Values Added: Porktastic Edition (Sarah Posner & Michael B. Dougherty)

To onederment:

I was kibbitzing but sure I'll take that bet!

Itzik Basman
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,327
Posted By basman
Re: Values Added: Porktastic Edition (Sarah Posner & Michael B. Dougherty)

Onederment I'll make you a bet: that rather than Paul's ad driving a stake through Gingrich's political heart, in the end Gingrich and Romney will be the last men standing, and it will be a horse...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-03-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,498
Posted By basman
Re: The Week in Blog: Politics of Cool (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

What are you, 12?

And I heard similar bull shit about how Gore was going to wipe the floor with Bush.

I'd worry plenty whether either Romney or Gingrich gets the nod. As the cliche has it, if...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By basman
Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

I hope things work out.

I enjoy coming here on occasion and casting my bits of pork before pearls.

Great site, much appreciated by me.

Itzik Basman
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-29-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,952
Posted By basman
Re: Newtmentum! (David Weigel & Chris Moody)

I'm missing the reason for your high dudgeon here. Ms BH Harry's comment seems entirely equable and apt. I'd have made the same comment myself. Plus I think Hitchens is right as you've paraphrased...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-23-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,047
Posted By basman
Re: The deWaltMearsheiming of Loury

p.s. The slander that American Jews drive policy towards Israel is continuous with vile historical anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about controling Jewish cabals. The obvious distinction between a...
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