Culture, Plain Speaking, Truth

Sigh: Encyclopedia Britannica Succumbs to New Math in the Service of–What, Exactly?

So.  In an outburst of enthusiasm, I thought I'd write a new post today, and--as I often do--I began a search through Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica, and a couple of other sites where I regularly look up "On This Day..." information as a prelude and springboard to discovering something new and interesting. Today, though, I got… Continue reading Sigh: Encyclopedia Britannica Succumbs to New Math in the Service of–What, Exactly?

Media, Politics, Truth

Winning the War; Losing the Peace

Just listened to this week's Steyn Audio Show, a weekly feature of his site in which Mark entertains questions and thoughts from members of the Mark Steyn Club.  (Anyone can listen; only club members can submit topics for conversation.)  As usual, it's a fascinating romp through a smart and witty man's mind, together with the… Continue reading Winning the War; Losing the Peace

Ave Atque Vale, Culture, History, Truth

Tribes

This morning on Ricochet, I responded to a comment by another member about the elevation of religious identity above all others in many third-world conflicts with the following words: The strategy of elevating religion over ethnicity as a means to consolidate loyalties (both internally and externally) that might otherwise divide among tribal or other cultural… Continue reading Tribes