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PEG Aug 15
So, I read the entire Fraud report last night, and then slept on it. I can't stop thinking about it. Here are some of those thoughts.
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Benjamin Haddad 18h
Louisiana sale was a bad deal. We got ripped off. Time to get it back.
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PEG 6h
Replying to @quthbert
It obviously depends on the question. E.g. opposition to contraception has been consensus patrum and affirmed countless times. Opposition to the death penalty, not, an indeed, there's still an "asterisk" in the Catechism.
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Chris Arnade Aug 20
I met many people all across US who voted for Obama twice and then didn't vote in 2016. Or voted for Trump. All of them were working class, many of them minorities, none of them won Academy Awards.
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Josh Barro Aug 20
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Michael Brendan Dougherty Aug 20
Of course, even with many criminally negligent Cardinals, one clearly not guilty of the offense would be the first and only convict.
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @goingblondzo
lmao
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PEG Jul 19
When the only books you’ve read are Atlas Shrugged and Free to Choose.
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PEG Aug 20
Tucker Investigates: How did Chris Cuomo get into Yale? via
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
It's bad. Don't do it. (I may very well have done it in the past.)
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
But there's plenty of B everywhere, and certainly A is common everywhere. The combination of intellectual laziness, feeling righteous, and feeling clever by thinking you've identified the other side's Death Star porthole is just highly compelling.
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
... has a long-standing tradition on the left, and indeed there's a survey & social science evidence that people on the left are much more likely to ascribe opposing views to ill-intent as opposed to differences of opinion.
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
Again, this is mostly a phenomenon that exists everywhere and has existed for all time. I do think B is more common on the Left--at least as a putatively-serious argument that someone won't be ashamed to write down and publish, as opposed to spleen-venting around beers--and ...
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
... psychological trait that you've psychoanalyzed (which is just straight-up ad hominem, on top of being epistemologically highly suspect).
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
Of course, it's so tempting to find some core vice of an ideology or movement you disagree with that just delegitimizes the entire enterprise. The "easiest" ways to do that are (a) treating the most extreme version as the most authentic; (b) ascribing the views to some ...
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
It seems pretty obvious that most ideologies have strands that are pro- and anti-democratic and that those strands ebb and flow...depending on the political fortunes within democracy of that ideology or movement.
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PEG Aug 20
This is completely a propos of nothing (because it's an endless recurring argument), but I find that the idea that political ideology X is intrinsically anti-democratic is just one of the dumbest arguments in politics.
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
I mean, this is one of the few places where it's totally legit to just Go There right away: SS colonels with philosophy doctorates listening to Bach after their shift at the death camp really were a thing, and that is also something we can never forget.
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PEG Aug 20
Replying to @pegobry
As much as I believe that the Great Dumbening (or whatever, the multifaceted destruction/forgetting of humanistic culture) has been a disaster, the idea that education (even *real* education) is a bulwark against stupidity and/or evil is, at best, highly problematic.
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