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Quarterly Potpourri

Advice to investors. In last week's column "€œDon"€™t Sup With a FUP"€ I offered a ...

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Don”€™t Sup With a FUP

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

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Doom Fiction

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

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Nothing Is Real

T.S. Eliot's observation that "€œhuman kind cannot bear very much reality"€ is surely...

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Two Great Wars

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

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Follow Heart Whatever Desire

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

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Bill Nye

Nye Lied, I Sighed

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

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George I

300 Years of Prime Ministers

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

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The Case for Natural Stupidity

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

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Thomas Cromwell

Serving the Tiger

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

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Camp of the Stupids

The mass drowning of eight or nine hundred"€”nobody knows precisely"€”illegal immigran...

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Cops and Robbers

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

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Quarterly Potpourri

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

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A Civilization Steeped in Dishonesty

[Scene:  A bakery store somewhere in the U.S.A.] Customer:  "€œGood morning!"...