Monthly Archives: May 2022

LQCs: Polarization; Grooming; Sacrifice; Documentary

My partner had never seen this movie, so we began it last night and will finish tonight. Meanwhile, this week’s issue of The Week has a nice summary, on its “Best columns: The U.S.” page, of this Washington Post opinion … Continue reading

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Vangelis, part 3

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Vangelis RIP, part 2

A few more thoughts today, about Vangelis’ music.

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Vangelis RIP, post 1

NPR, 19 May 2022: Vangelis, famed film composer and synth pioneer, dead at 79

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Musings: The Sky; Living in History

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LQCs: Moral Collapse, the Paranoid Style, Deflection

(With an endpiece.) Paul Krugman is back from vacation. NYT, Paul Krugman, 16 May 2022: From Voodoo to MAGA to Buffalo I never thought I’d say this, but I miss voodoo economics.

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LQCs: Fringe Conspiracy Theories Becoming Mainstream; Duplicity; Sharpening of Focus

NYT, 15 May 2022: A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the G.O.P., subtitled, “Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators.”

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LQCs: Replacement theory, High School biology, Y2K, Macho puffery

The New Yorker, Kathleen Belew (assistant professor of history at U of Chicago) interviewed by Isaac Chotiner, 15 May 2022: Making Sense of the Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, subtitled, “An expert on the white-power movement and the ‘great replacement’ … Continue reading

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LQCs: We told you so

Only time for a couple quick links. We told you so.

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LQCs: Science Fiction, Christian Fantasy, and Part B

Washington Post, Michael Dirda, 10 Jan 2022: Science fiction — please, let’s not call it ‘sci-fi’ — is more than just a reaction to the present

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