We Are the Times

Some links! Small update

April 18, 2021

Apologies for being so off-line of late. I've not been off-line in general, but I have been growing a little bit more disaffected with the entire inter-webs phenomenon. That may change things for me...

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Technocracy!

March 15, 2021

This piece, on the weird alliance (stretching back decades, now) between neoliberal technocrat law prof Cass Sunstein and (always technocrat, recently Roman Catholic integralist) law prof Adrian...

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Just a few links

March 14, 2021

Nothing too exciting.

 

This is quite good.  “It’s time for faculty and administrators to be blunt: postgraduation success, more than ever, requires a demanding curriculum that includes extensive...

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Briefly: Bullshit

March 11, 2021

Seriously, if you've never read Harry Frankfurt's little book On Bullshit you owe it to yourself to read it.  It's, umm, increasingly necessary in our world.  And I don't care what year you are living...

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Character

March 10, 2021

I've been thinking about this story, from the New York Times in January, since I read it when it was published.

This is the lawyer in the justice department who seems to have wanted to go along with...

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Meh, just some links

March 09, 2021

Nothing special.  A pretty day here--hopefully where you are too.

 

This is terrific: a conversation with one of the first people to worry about the attention economy:

“Attention is a bit like the...

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