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Felix Salmon

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By Felix Salmon
December 20, 2010

Ngrams! John Updike,Tom Wolfe,Gore Vidal,Thomas Pynchon; Richard Rorty FTW; crazy,sane; pleasure,pain; http,www,web; Bart,Barthes; prophet,profit; swing,miss; newfangled,avant garde; Bordeaux,Burgundy,red wine; adults,kids; sex,lies,videotape; Jesus,Christ; philosophy,religion; Mom,mom,Dad,dad; god,dog; heaven, hell; happy; oyster,lobster; Israel, Palestine; Lenin,Stalin,Mao; Goethe,Beethoven,Mozart; Beatles,Beethoven; France,Germany,India; Kennedy,Roosevelt; global, universal; USA,USSR; win,lose,draw

Julian Assange’s lawyers complaining that Guardian published leaked police files about him — Australian

Lionel Barber: Not as attractive as you might think — Charity Buzz

Joe ‘n’ Bethany on the FCIC fiasco — NYT, Slate

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Ms McLean, why don’t you follow the money? Who cost the taxpayer the most cash? Who made the largest losses? Who is still costing the taxpayer the most? When we are talking about misrepresentations about underlying mortgages, who was specifically paid a fee to investigate the underlyings?( Hint it was Frannie ). So much wrong with her article, almost every single line is untrue.

Mr Salmon why do you link to these clueless wankers?

Posted by Danny_Black | Report as abusive
 

Beautifully ironic. Assange has risen to fame by broadcasting details of private and classified documents, exposing evidence of possible crimes. Now the tables have been turned on him, with the most private documents of his life (and evidence of a possible crime) published for all to see.

Whatever his lawyers think of this, I’m sure Assange has no objection to “trial in the public press”. That is his preferred form of trial.

Posted by TFF | Report as abusive
 

Rorty is the man!

I sorely wish Mike Konczal hadn’t named his blog after Rorty. No doubt he did it to honor him, but “Rortybomb” comes off sounding like one of those tribute rock bands dedicated to playing Van Halen or Boston or Jethro Tull.

Kids, don’t name your blog “Rawlsbomb.”

And don’t mistake Mike Konczal’s ideas for Richard Rorty’s.

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