Oh, and William Arkin can go soak his head.
It’s almost time for the New Year’s resolution people to start clearing out of the gym…
- Why is it the Republicans are quoting Solzhenitsyn? (I know, a rhetorical question; the same reason Michnik is not invited to the “right” fancy dinners this week.)
- Speaking of not being invited to dinner, I bet Nick Cohen’s got himself a few less. Belmont‘s got the scoop; I hate the newer format Belmont Club has (four lines and a “click to read more” link, slowing my surfing), but they do have the scoop. Cohen gets the Grauniad beatdown for having the temerity to Speak Out Of Turn, but scroll to the bottom where Hitch says “welcome to the wilderness”. Yup, it’s hard being the odd fish out.
- The Armed Liberal has discovered the cult of Tufte. This is a good thing.
- I have not watched this yet but link for my future use: the Pipes-Livingstone debate.
- Oh, man, my kind of brochure: Frederich Hayek’s The Road To Serfdom in convenient Fifties cartoon form.
- This is an unhappy little essay:
The Palestinians, who receive more aid per capita than any people on earth, are needy not because they lack funds. They are poor because they prefer poverty, violence and war to prosperity, peace and moderation. So it is that 57 percent of Palestinians support terror attacks against Israel.
The multitude of protesters worldwide who demand an end to the so-called “occupation” and the establishment of Palestine should be made aware of the fact that Palestine already exists. The hordes of political leaders mindlessly squawking about “visions” and “two-state solutions” should know: This is Palestine. Enter at your own risk.
- Now this guy is an influencer: the fellow who did the PBS Milton Friedman documentary, who is planning one on Hernando de Soto. I’m for something that gets de Soto’s ideas out there for the world to think about…
- Finally, the young’un has decided he likes some mid-Sixties Brit jazz. Alistair points me to a great YouTube of Tubby Hayes and his band. (Hayes played with Ella here, by the way.) If you like that Alistair video then I highly recommend the Gilles Peterson comps of Brit jazz, such as the first Impressed compilation.
- Oh, and this is the prettiest recipe page for tomato soup I’ve ever seen.