Archive for April 26th, 2006

From the desk of Lileks, riddle him this: One final point: if ?ou?d lived under Saddam?s rule all your life, and you saw the Americans coming to kill him and his clan, and you believed in your heart this was really about oil . . . would that really matter? Would it matter to you […]

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I was walking to a class I have in Dwinelle today. Coming through North Gate, as I live only one block above the top edge of campus, I usually walk by Memorial Glade, by Moffitt Library and then right next to California and Durant Halls. Scribbled in white chalk, in 2 inch letters on the […]

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My acquaintance with illness is a short and cordial one. Until a few weeks ago, at least, every winter some common cold virus and I would meet up, shake hands, spend a few not particularly unpleasant days together, and then with mutual civility, go our separate ways, he feeling satisfied at his temporary residence in […]

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“Gibberish flapdoodle.” So says John Derbyshire referring to the panoply of po-mo silliness in the academy these days. The full article itself is a short rumination on the idea of examining and classifying race in general, whose main point I will now do a piss-poor job of summing up: “Race, how ’bout it?” Like I […]

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