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dsquared 11.11.16 at 4:19 pm “As Marcel Proust and (by titling his post correctly) Noel Maurer have pointed out, the correct quote is “there is a great deal of ruin in a nation”.” There’s a great deal of ruin in a nation! I’m gonna show you such a great dea...

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Rich Puchalsky 10.19.16 at 12:37 pm Even as we write this, forces are advancing on Mosul to recapture the city from ISIL: the reason they can do this is because of U.S. airstrikes and troops. Refugee organizations expect something like 200,000-700,000 refug...

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bruce wilder 10.16.16 at 8:00 pm LFC @ 317 Dropping the heavy mockery for a moment to get at the logic of my view: I think that if Y wants to stop Z from happening, Y might consider as a first expedient, self-restraint: not doing Z, itself. That is, discipl...

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Rich Puchalsky 10.15.16 at 1:45 pm Ronan(rf): “Personally I don’t know how j feel about the managerial class argument” There are certain decision makers who make all of the important decisions, or who at least get a tremendously inordinate amount of power o...

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Rich Puchalsky 10.14.16 at 4:55 pm Ronan(rf): “This has added some much needed complexity to the VOX narrative [link to article about Twilight of the Elites]” Listen, Liberal is like Chapter 2, or some kind of companion volume, to _Twilight of the Elite...

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Rich Puchalsky 10.10.16 at 3:04 am basil: “See for example all the anti-racists who support/extenuate for war, drones, cages for immigrants, and the liberal politicians pushing these positions.” Since I’m really talking about a coherent line and not a few c...

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bruce wilder 10.02.16 at 7:49 pm Anarcissie @ 239: We basically have a whole class of people, at the top of the social order, who seem devoid of a moral sense — a problem which the upcoming election isn’t going to touch, much less solve. I don’t blame Clint...

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bruce wilder 09.30.16 at 7:52 pm RP @ 199 1.) I do not think the election is “close” — I think the pseudo-probabilities assigned by 538 to give Clinton ~60% chance of winning are not representative of Clinton’s chances, but are statistically representative ...

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bruce wilder 09.29.16 at 1:04 am likbez: How you can defend such a deeply flawed (as in insane) candidate is beyond me. How? By focusing on the other guy, on Trump. Today, Brad Delong points to the daily anti-Trump screed by James Fallows, which features a ...
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