Posts Tagged ‘Crooked Timber’

  1. Belated realizations


    May 18, 2017 by AK

    An interesting discussion at Crooked Timber of the mutual loathing between the self-serving experts and the havoc-wreaking masses. Some quotes from the opening post and the comment thread: But that unwillingness to believe the experts, even when they’re right, isn’t based on nothing, but rather in the repeated overpromising of those who know best together with …
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  2. So far, so good (freefall chronicles)


    May 30, 2016 by AK

    I have been told that population aging is hardly the disaster certain natalists are making it to be: just look at how well Germany and Japan have handled it. Unfortunately, it is a rear-mirror view, reminiscent of the proverbial optimist falling off a skyscraper and saying, twenty floors down, “So far, so good.” As people …
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  3. “No longer hyperbolic” to call him one of the most dangerous ideologues


    March 11, 2015 by AK

    Professor Ronald Beiner of the University of Toronto discusses Alexander Dugin’s dangerousness in a guest post at Crooked Timber. I am reposting my comment, slightly edited. I have always thought of Dugin as a buffoon and charlatan not worth discussing or debating – with the exception of a brief period when I suspected his verbal …
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