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Terror and Liberalism

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria


Polyarchy by Robert Dahl

The Nazi Seizure of Power

The Nazi Seizure of Power by William Sheridan Allen

Terror and Liberalism

Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman

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The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck



Blame Canada!

Of course it's Canada's fault. It's amazing it took this long:

"The Holstein infected with mad cow disease in Washington State was imported into the United States from Canada about two years ago, federal investigators tentatively concluded on Saturday.

Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief veterinarian for the Agriculture Department, said Canadian officials had provided records indicating that the animal was one of a herd of 74 cattle that were shipped from Alberta, Canada in 2001 to Eastport, Idaho."

  posted by Kris Lofgren @ 3:18:00 PM

Saturday, December 27, 2003  


Brooks Goes Off The Deep End

Hubris alert:

"But ours is the one revolution that worked, and it did precisely because our founders were epistemologically modest too, and didn't pretend to know what is the good life, only that people should be free to figure it out for themselves.

Because of that legacy, we stink at social engineering. Our government couldn't even come up with a plan for postwar Iraq — thank goodness, too, because any "plan" hatched by technocrats in Washington would have been unfit for Iraqi reality."

Whew, man, good thing we didn't plan out the post-war period. Otherwise we'd have an average of one American soldier dying every day or something.

Oh yeah, we're much better off without a plan.

  posted by Kris Lofgren @ 2:59:00 PM