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Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

Advice to investors. In last week’s column “Don’t Sup With a FUP” I...

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Don’t Sup With a FUP

Don’t Sup With a FUP

This week’s column is in the noble Derbian tradition of advice to the younger...

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Doom Fiction

Doom Fiction

In the realm of science fiction, few things are as much fun to read about as the...

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Nothing Is Real

Nothing Is Real

T.S. Eliot’s observation that “human kind cannot bear very much reality” is...

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Two Great Wars

Two Great Wars

Every nation has, in its collective psyche, a special place for its bloodiest war:...

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Follow Heart Whatever Desire

Follow Heart Whatever Desire

Here it comes, the big seven-oh. Next Wednesday to be exact; around 6:45 GMT, to...

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Nye Lied, I Sighed

Nye Lied, I Sighed

Bill Nye the Science Guy gave a commencement speech at Rutgers on Sunday. Reading...

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300 Years of Prime Ministers

300 Years of Prime Ministers

All proper congratulations to David Cameron, elected last week as Prime Minister...

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The Case for Natural Stupidity

The Case for Natural Stupidity

All of us by now, with the possible exception of some Sentinelese Islanders, are...

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Serving the Tiger

Serving the Tiger

Having already confessed to being a reader of middlebrow fiction, I get occasional...

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Camp of the Stupids

Camp of the Stupids

The mass drowning of eight or nine hundred—nobody knows precisely—illegal...

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Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers

What was your first thought on seeing that video clip of the white cop shooting...

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Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

Virtue totalitarianism. For devout Christian bakers, florists, and photographers...

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A Civilization Steeped in Dishonesty

A Civilization Steeped in Dishonesty

[Scene:  A bakery store somewhere in the U.S.A.] Customer:  “Good...

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