Archive for December 14th, 2016

Moron bites (#19)

Have to plug in a link to this (at Columbia) for history’s sake.

“We have edited this post, because the original tone of the post was inappropriate for the severity of its content.”

The comment thread turns into a dark irony envelopment exercise some time before its end. (Digressive sub-question: When was it exactly that irony become exclusively and bitingly right-wing?)

ADDED: “The Dark Enlightenment doesn’t even have good memes.”

December 14, 2016admin 35 Comments »
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Quote note (#315)

Niall Ferguson backtracks from his public Brexit opposition:

… 14 years of living in the United States had taken their toll. Americans since the 1960s have wanted the Brits inside the EU to counterbalance the French, whom they do not trust. I had started to think that way. But a bigger factor — I must admit it — was my personal friendship with David Cameron and George Osborne. For the first time in my career, I wrote things about which I had my doubts in order to help my friends stay in power. That was wrong and I am sorry I did it. …

Many interesting (and more substantial) points in the article. Cascade dynamics are intriguing to watch.

December 14, 2016admin 3 Comments »
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