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Wednesday, November 15, 2017  
WORTHWHILE READING

A law professor writes about undoing the dis-education of Millenials.
Small liberal arts colleges:  self-destruction via runaway administration.
Ammo Grrrll doesn’t share the obsession about ‘people who look like me’.
The Assistant Village Idiot has some thoughts about local aristocracy and the nationalization of culture.
Bolshevism and Militant Islam.  Some thoughts about historical parallels from Niall Ferguson, with comments by Stuart Schneiderman.
cross-posted at Chicago Boyz, where comments are open

8:19 AM

Sunday, November 12, 2017  
A SEEMINGLY-SAFE TARGET

I’ve written previously about the level of fear, contempt, and anger that many educated/urban/upper-middle-class people demonstrate toward Christians and rural people (especially southerners.) This complex of negative emotions often greatly exceeds anything that these same people feel toward radical Islamists or dangerous rogue-state governments.
A rather classic example of this was recently observed by a commenter at a post by Sarah Hoyt:
One of my relatives posted a snarky meme during the day or two that the Dreamer program being ended was trending showing some hillbilly/redneck types saying they were going to get a tech job now that the Dreamers were out of the way. The meme was presented in a way that you were supposed to say “Ha ha, look at the poor, ugly, unintelligent peasants thinking they can get a tech job”
(direct link to comment)
cross-posted at Chicago Boyz, where comments are open

7:54 AM

Sunday, November 05, 2017  
ROBOT OF THE WEEK

If you call the front desk at a hotel and ask to have towels (for example) delivered to your room, then a robot may shortly make its appearance at your door.  Savioke Relay can find its own way to its destination, taking the elevator when needed.
Customer reactions seem to be positive.
More here.
cross-posted at Chicago Boyz, where comments are open

6:47 AM

Wednesday, November 01, 2017  
100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION

…appropriately remembered via photographs of prisoners in the Gulag.
Via Sarah Hoyt, who has some thoughts and a comment thread.
cross-posted at Chicago Boyz, where comments are open

1:11 PM

 
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