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Only a Joke

Robert Frost once said that humor is the most engaging form of cowardice, but not really. In Some Observations on Style he said this: I own any form of humor shows fear and inferiority. Irony is simply a kind of … Continue reading

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Borrowing Boldness

When people say there are only two kinds of people in the world they establish all sorts of binary differentiations – normal people who like dogs versus those strange and somehow sinister people who like those uncooperative and nasty cats, … Continue reading

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In Like a Lion

When people talk about March Madness they’re talking about college basketball – who makes the round they call the Sweet Sixteen, and then who makes the Final Four, and then who wins it all – and those who follow such … Continue reading

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Convergence

Friends say Anne Applebaum is cool – but of course she’s in another world, that of the international public intellectual. There are few of those, and in her case her 2003 book Gulag: A History won the Pulitzer Prize for … Continue reading

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Testing the Limits of Charm

There was a time in America where everyone loved Gomer Pyle – a character played by Jim Nabors in a sit-com that ran from 1964 through 1969, when America finally seemed to have tired of the supremely unaware and rather … Continue reading

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Hitting the August Wall

Sometimes there is just nothing to say. Sure, big things are afoot. As Sherlock Holmes used to say – Come, Watson, the game is afoot! And off they’d go. And Watson never said just stuff it, Sherlock. But what with … Continue reading

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American Kristallnacht

There’s Phase Transition: A phase transition is a natural physical process. It has the characteristic of taking a given medium with given properties and transforming some or all of that medium into a new medium with new properties. Phase transitions … Continue reading

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