Mike in Boston: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” I suspect Trump’s teams will be a lot less hung up on left-wing goodthink that just ain’t so.
Bomag: Where is all this meritocracy Dan Drezner is talking about? It sure isn’t in the bureaus I interact with. Everything around here is cronyism and minority cred.
FNN: Senator Jeff Sessions is liked by his peers and has been a U.S. attorney and state attorney general, but he never has had as much authority as he will have next year. Isn’t that true of just about any incoming US Attorney General?
Slovenian Guest: Trump is so bad, he gave some people Winning AIDS already! That’s Gavin McInnes, ty the way, who ran Vice magazine before Shane Smith. Watch Gavin on the Joe Rogan Experience. I “discovered” him when LaFond linked to his How To Move To Canada video.
Morris: “We need a new definition of poverty. I suspect most all these kids are well fed, clothed, sheltered, and have access to the web.” Correct. Poverty as once understood meant lacking in the areas of food, shelter, clothing. For the most part, even predominantly so, these “poor” children do not lack for any of that? So what is “poor” then?
Morris: Most of those small mammals too were burrowing and hibernating animals for much of the rest of the time when not foraging at night. That has some consequence too?
Isegoria: From Wargaming in the Classroom: An Odyssey: Remarkably, four of the five Athenian teams actually attacked Syracuse on Sicily’s east coast! As they were all aware that such a course had led to an Athenian disaster 2,500 years before, I queried them about their decision. Their replies were the same: Each had noted that the Persians were stirring, which meant there was a growing threat to Athens’ supply of wheat from the Black Sea. As there was an abundance of wheat near Syracuse, each Athenian...
Bomag: about 77 percent of students are poor We need a new definition of poverty. I suspect most all these kids are well fed, clothed, sheltered, and have access to the web. Again, drearily so, we see that diversity has become something that is imposed from above. Left alone, people tend to self segregate. A character from stories past was of the mad scientist, fervently mixing chemicals to come up with a new, evil concoction that would bring terror to civilization. Today’s theme is of the mad...
Space Nookie: Isegoria has an article somewhere on here about a bunch of history students wargaming the peloponnesian war. In short the Sicily venture turned out to be calculated and a good option.
Sam J.: I have no doubt Alcibiades was a psychopath. Hence the strong hatred towards him. It was Alcibiades that pushed the great idea of attacking Syracuse. The failed Syracuse attack was THE downfall of Athens. The same Alcibiades went from city to city in the ancient world. In Sparta he was more Spartan than the Spartans. Changing his chameleon skin every time he moved somewhere else and betraying everyone he came in contact with. Alcibiades killed Athens with risky schemes to glorify himself. Story...