Eric Florack on August 3rd, 2008

Erica Wagner at the London Times notes the passage of one of the great voices of freedom: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Years of internal exile and suffering never daunted him. The 1962 publication of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was a revelation; until its publication in the Russian literary journal Novy Mir, no Soviet […]

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Eric Florack on August 3rd, 2008

Back along about the end of 2006, during a  Christmas break, I wrote an extended piece about Islam and some of the problems in the world with relation to it. I’ll post it here, because I think it’;s ideas are still of import, and particularly because it is important to the extended discussion I’m about […]

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Eric Florack on August 3rd, 2008

Joyner notes Kevin Drum: It’s a pretty good bet that any law named after a child is a lousy one. He’s referencing “Sarah’s Law” here but he’s right: laws passed in the emotional wake of one very specific crime are bound to be problematic. That’s doubly true if it’s done “for the children.” I tell […]

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