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The posts in play...

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Nationalism as Prerequisite for Pluralism
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Diplomacy
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al Obamaiya: The President’s Cairo Speech
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excellent well, you are a fishmonger
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ethnic nationalism inevitably breeds hate
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“Beyond ‘No'”
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a reading list for fantasy enthusiasts
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Chris’ Recipe for Post-Workout Shake
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Laissez-faire
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a reading list for fantasy enthusiasts (II)
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The comments...

So with PCs and a Mac mini all running Linux, what does that make me?

Oh, right...

+ Agreed re: the preview feature, Mike. I'm also glad that is back. I also like the email alert feature on follow up comments to a [. . .]
richard

fred could you please source the comments or blogs that reject sotomayor simply because she is hispanic. thanks

conradg
+ What seems to work in the united states is the creation of a single, dominant culture that everyone shares, or is invited to join, while [. . .]
Katherine

Besides which, he didn't say or suggest any of the things "Legal Insurrection" is claiming he did - they're just purposefully misinterpreting him.

richard
+ Still I can’t help but be amazed at how how very basic/non-crazy most of this stuff is and it speaks to how low a level [. . .]

Mark,

Do you see any particular unifying themes that help a state reach pluralism better than others?

+ ChrisWWW, Israel could claim global recognition but until they have the full recognition of their neighbors, they will be forced to think of themselves as 'us [. . .]
+ Yglesias' commenters are some mean S.O.B's for the most part. It reminds me of the reasons I left chat boards for the blogging world. [. . .]
Jim
+ "For instance, “few” is not interchangeable with “less” even if we did rewrite the rules on less/fewer. " This happens to be an excellent example because [. . .]
+ I’m not suggesting Israel will ever reach the level of diversity that the US and other Western nations have, but once its statehood is secured [. . .]
Jim
+ "The reality of the world is that nothing can create a bond - a faction, if you will - as strong as a shared culture. [. . .]
+ Here's the point - up until very recently there really was no such thing as a nation-state. There were kingdoms and Empires and all [. . .]
Jim
+ " And geography played a massive role in just exactly why the Chinese are such a large country" True. That has nothing to do with being [. . .]
+ No, I haven't. Clearly I must, though. Alas, I have no time tonight, and my computer at home is broken so I may [. . .]
+ It's good to see NR finally recognizing that simply repeating 30 year old mantras does not make you relevant. I expect, unfortunately, that Ponnuru [. . .]
Cascadian

"“I’d much rather give them Florida.”

Have you been recently? We lost Florida to them in the 60’s."
Would there eventually be settlements in Alabama and Georgia?

+ Not true at all. We say “fewer tablespoons of salt” or - if we aren’t actually counting - “less salt.” The one is obviously measurable, [. . .]
Will

Yeah, it seems Dobbs and co. aren't particularly interested in how diplomacy actually works

+ Case in point, Lou Dobb's poll for today: "Are you concerned that President Obama seems compelled to continue to apologize for the United States wherever he [. . .]
+ What a fun topic. Hope I'm not too late to the party. Here are some misc comments & more rec's for your list -- GG [. . .]
Will

Chris -

How the hell do I join your congregation? You sound like the hippest priest ever.

Jaybird

"I’d much rather give them Florida."

Have you been recently? We lost Florida to them in the 60's.

Chris Dierkes

It's about as thick as diesel grease. Well not quite but it's definitely a liquid meal in a cup.

+ THREE bananas? Good Lord, how do you choke that down? And try making it with coconut water, which is the nature's sports beverage. [. . .]
+ Since I am obviously not going to be guest posting, you may read my opinon on the Major’s blog. matoko - the submission process is [. . .]
matoko_chan
+ This is a very popular mischaracterization of what happened. No one “gave” any land to what became the Israelis - not God, not the [. . .]

[...] 5, 2009 Via the League of Ordinary Gentleman, I am reminded why I am not a [...]

+ From Jaybird: Eh, my solution to the problem would be to find a sufficiently large Indian Reservation with a decent river running through it here in [. . .]
+ What is with certain corners of the conservative commentariat? (I'm sure no problems of a similar nature occur in liberal circles. Merciful heavens, [. . .]
matoko_chan

E.D., dude.....perception IS reality.
How do you not know that?

+ China? Chinese ethnicity comes out of the experience of belonging to the Chinese state; the Chinese state had no ethnic basis initially. Come to [. . .]
Jim

I swear to God I have the fattest fingers on the internet - sorry everyone.

Jim
+ "It was not fair to give muslim land to jews in reparation for holocaust guilt. The west had the guilt, not muslims. " This is a very [. . .]
matoko_chan
+ Still.....the West set it up, on muslim lands. I am not the judge of what is or isn't historically fair, E.D. I am jus' saying what has [. . .]

Different genre, Bob, but I recommend him highly. I'd start with The Man in the High Castle, particularly if you're into alternate history.

Bob Cheeks

Why don't one of you smart young men do a blog on Philip Dick (?) the sci-fi writer....should I read his stuff?

+ I don't know matoko. Zionism predated the Holocaust, as did plans for the Zionist state. Indeed, even post-Holocaust, the Brits were making statehood [. . .]
Bob Cheeks
+ MC, I thought the question of the "original land grab" was settled when the Israeli's crushed the Arab nations in the 1947 war? The "right [. . .]
Jaybird
+ Eh, my solution to the problem would be to find a sufficiently large Indian Reservation with a decent river running through it here in the [. . .]
Jaybird
+ Oh, if you're asking me if we ought to be sending taxpayer dollars over there? Hell no. That's money that totally should stay here. Get [. . .]
matoko_chan
+ Jaybird, I have applied to E.D. to put up a guest post on munaasafa or justice, fairness. For this conflict to be resolved, both sides must [. . .]
+ "Is Israel robust, practicing liberal democracy with a history of protection of minorities and a decent respect for civil rights?" The answer is no, unless you [. . .]
 
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