Monthly Archives: November 2009

Jefferson for Goodthinkers

Victor Davis Hanson: The society at large, driven by the sermonizing of its elites, has come to an unstated conclusion that, unfortunately, a few Americans will have to be sacrificed from time to time, for the larger goal of establishing … Continue reading

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Captain Courageous

Apart from journalism, there’s no profession as self-congratulatory as entertainment. I can’t even turn on the TV without stumbling on some awards show. Of course, part of what our actors, directors, musicians, etc. congratulate themselves on is taking a hard, … Continue reading

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From Rural America

Pembroke, Virginia. “Hey, gimme a ham and swiss on rye with mayo and ten-penny nails!”

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Comment of the Day

From Megan McArdle’s blog, on the story of the State of California withholding more money because it needs it more than its citizens do: Frankly, I think in this, as in so many other areas, California is providing a valuable … Continue reading

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Better Remakes, the Opera Version

A discussion at The Corner deals with movie remakes, both good and bad. What about operas that turned out much better the second time around? Iphigenia en Tauride: Niccolo Jommelli (1771) vs. Christoph Gluck (1779) The Flying Dutchman: Pierre-Louis Dietsch … Continue reading

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