Rich, Arrogant and Stupid


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The perils of forsaking traditional wisdom.

Collaborators in the War Against the Jews: Jennifer Loewenstein


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For this professional Israel-basher, Hamas is really just a peace movement.

Midnight Snack: The 100 Best Albums of the Decade according to Rolling Stone


I wrote this blog post yesterday responding to Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield’s lament for the past 10 years. The political reflection proceeded the unveiling of the magazine’s list of best albums, songs, artists, and films of the decade.
For tonight’s Midnight Snack, here’s the complete list of albums along with a few remarks on select titles:
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Reihan Salam: How ‘Avatar’ gets capitalism wrong – Forbes.com


For the last 200 years, humans have grown taller, stronger and healthier. This progress has been fastest in the countries that gave rise to the Industrial Revolution, yet it has spread throughout the world, sparking a transformation that economists Robert Fogel and Dora Costa call techno-physio evolution, “a synergism between technological and physiological improvements that […]