FREE CATO CONFERENCE ON "LESSONS FROM THE IRAQ WAR: RECONCILING LIBERTY AND SECURITY." Friday, October 22, 20048:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001"Was the Iraq War a just war or just a war?" Looks like some very interesting people will be there; we are promised sharp disagreement on every panel. And did I mention it's free? (It'll also be webcast.) For more information, and to register, go here.Via The Agitator. … [Read more...]

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GENTRIFY MY LOVE: Really good post on gentrification here; with bonus Jane Jacobsness. I don't remember where I found the link. … [Read more...]

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"ODYSSEUS'S SCAR": THEY WOULD KILL YOU IF THEY KNEW. The new section of the current short story. (I ran out of Roethke taglines.) In which David talks politics, Justin talks shop, and we see the discontents of peacetime. This story contains many, many things that are barred by the Comics Code Authority and the Legion of Decency. Do not read while operating heavy machinery. Close cover before striking. This bag is not a toy.Here for story so far; here for most recent section. I think there's … [Read more...]

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OOH SHINY: I have a new way of describing the thing I want to do with my fiction. Same article as below. You absolutely must read this piece; it's amazing."To both renounce and own the main features of one's life, as does Augustine in the voice of repentance, creates a literary effect that we might rightly call atonement." … [Read more...]

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"FEAR OF REDEMPTION": Brilliant essay. Excerpts:...When Emerson says, "Imitation is suicide," he is drawing attention to the spiritual death that stems from self-alienation. When we stretch ourselves to meet the standards and goals set by others, we risk waking up one morning drowning in the responsibilities of marriage, children, job, and mortgage, feeling as though we have lost touch with all the passions and desires that once animated and moved us. An empty life is the antithesis of … [Read more...]

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"The Hegelian and the Leninist views of the Exodus have no place for the covenant, but it is central to the Jewish tradition and to much later revolutionary thought. And if the Israelites were too stiff-necked to live up to all of its requirements, they were also too stiff-necked ever to forget it entirely." --Exodus and Revolution … [Read more...]

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ATTN: JIM HENLEY! Hi there. If you do not get an email from me in the next twelve hours, please give me a call. Cell phone = best, number in book = okay. I am growling about missing SPX. Email is still wonky. GRRRRR. … [Read more...]

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