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Defending the indefensible: Everything is bad and likely to be getting worse

“Defending the indefensible” is a series of posts where I write arguments for viewpoints that normally make me angry. Instead of “devil’s advocacy” style arguments, I wanted to give the most honest argument I could for the other side. Partly … Continue reading

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Defending the indefensible: Censoring campus speakers is a good idea

“Defending the indefensible” is a series of posts where I write arguments for viewpoints that normally make me angry. Instead of “devil’s advocacy” style arguments, I wanted to give the most honest argument I could for the other side. Partly … Continue reading

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The Two Hypocrisies

I want to thank Donald Trump for playing so much golf as president. Not because I think it’s a good idea for him to do this, obviously. The Rated Zed editorial line is that golf is stupid, and people should … Continue reading

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Defending the indefensible: conservatives have no heart, liberals have no brain

“Defending the indefensible” is a series of posts where I write arguments for viewpoints that normally make me angry. Instead of “devil’s advocacy” style arguments, I wanted to give the most honest argument I could for the other side. Partly … Continue reading

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Defending the indefensible: against government action on climate change

“Defending the indefensible” is a series of posts where I write arguments for viewpoints that normally make me angry. Instead of “devil’s advocacy” style arguments, I wanted to give the most honest argument I could for the other side. Partly … Continue reading

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Defending the indefensible: anti-development

We used to write that this blog has a tradition of defending the indefensible, where we quibbled with attacks on Paul Ryan, Satoshi Kanazawa, and other people we found unsavoury. Now I wanted to try something slightly different. I wanted … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Кофемолка”

Attention Conservation Notice: a too-long and not particularly coherent review of the Russian translation of Michael Idov’s novel “Ground Up”. This should not be of interest to anyone, because Idov presumably can guess everything I’m going to say about it … Continue reading

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