Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

Where’s the Literary Slate?

At Dissent, Morris Dickstein worries about whether literary book culture will survive the Internet, and says the following about blogs: [I]t’s striking that there are twenty successful political blogs for each effective literary blog. With all due respect to Critical … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Betrays His Mother: Ayn Rand Is an Atheist and “I reject her philosophy”

And Paul Ryan claims that his lifelong love of Ayn Rand is an “urban legend.” Except it isn’t. A tape of his talk to the Atlas Society, from 2005, has surfaced, and here’s some of what he said: “I just … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand Would Have Hated This

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People Are A Bit Stupid, Aren’t They?

I’m trying to get my head around two facts. The first one is the phenomenal horsepower underlying the human brain: The human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons. Each of these neurons seems capable of making around 1,000 connections, representing about 1,000 … Continue reading

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