Archive for October 25th, 2002

Senator Paul Wellstone, who was killed in a plane crash this afternoon, was a professor of political science at Carleton College in the early 1980s, when I went there. Even then he was a charismatic figure, with a cadre of student followers, the “Wellstoners,” who tried to stir up the usual lefty trouble, organizing the […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted October 25, 2002 @ 2:22 PM | General

Now that “meta” and “fisk” have been removed, one hopes, from discourse by Stephen Green and Colby Cosh, respectively, can we lose “meme” too? “Meme,” like “meta,” is a useful technical term. It was coined by Richard Dawkins and it means “cultural information transmitted by imitation,” like bird songs or dolphin whistles. It does not […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted October 25, 2002 @ 12:06 PM | General

Classic works on constitutional government, from the Code of Hammurabi on down, are here. (Link from Radley Balko.)

Aaron Haspel | Posted October 25, 2002 @ 11:38 AM | General