Thinking Out Aloud

Blog URL:http://lorenzo-thinkingoutaloud.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:books, history, medieval, analysing bigotry, sexuality, economics, religion, philosophy, public policy
Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of interest



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This is based on a comment I made here.Coming from a country (Australia) with a much higher proportional immigration flow than the US, I find US debates over migration odd.First, the level of illegal immigration in the US is clearly a huge problem. I...

This year is the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx (1818-1883). A recent biography of Marx (reviewed here) places him very much as a man of his time. It is a sign of the success of Marx that his legacy is still so debated; it is a sign of h...

Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay have produced a Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity. There is much to agree with in it but at least one part is thoroughly misconceived, which is the attack on libertarianism.Such an attack is a strange thing...

The blogger Zman provides a very useful summary of the dissident right:If you were trying to reduce the main points of the Dissident Right with a few bullet points, it would be:The people in charge have dangerous fantasies about the future of so...

A May 2014 Skepticlawyer post that I failed to cross-post to here slightly updated.Reading Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit by Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber is a rewarding experience, not only in what...

This is based on a comment I made here.The success of Israel and Hungary in putting up border barriers has been cited as evidence in favour of President Trump's proposed Mexican border wall.West Bank barrier.A counter-argument raised against such cit...

With the expansion in cable television, and the even more recent rise of online television, we live in a golden age of television. The range of TV series, including high quality TV series, available is unprecedented.Marvel v DCI have a weakness for p...