The dust is settling on the US election shitshow. We may never get used to the concept of the Pussygrabber-in-Chief. America, and indeed the world, has much to fear. There have been many awful and naive reports from those who helped make it possible. Kneejerk analysis of “why” are mostly too simplistic to bother with, and have their basis in anger. All right […]
H. Allen Orr slices open the latest book from Thomas Nagel over at NYRB. Neither the book, or Nagel’s worldview, comes out of it looking particularly pretty. Orr is admirably polite, but it must be so tiresome for a reviewer to see such a grandiose title: “ Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception […]
Andrew Hacker reviews Nate Silver and “the physics of Wall Street“.