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Saturday, August 27, 2005

RINGING HIS BELL, YET AGAIN:

Atrios takes time out from his busy schedule to remind Andy that, as usual, who wasn’t as far ahead of The Bell Curve as he likes to think.

8/28 UPDATE: Steve Gilliard, as you’d expect, feeds Sullivan his head.
If you agree with Charles Murray, you are a racist.

The Bell Curve is tripe not based in science but racial hatred and eugenics, the science of nonsense. It isn’t free research, it isn’t a liberal idea unless you think Julius Streicher is a liberal.

I know you have some fantasies about being taken by black men, with their large penises, but when you consider that geneticists find race a fluid concept, how can you endorse this kind of racism one step above Segregation or Mongrelization?

Easy, because you’re a clueless white man. That’s why. You don’t have to pay for your ideas, while 1/3rd of America does. I mean, it’s really a dodge in the end.

posted by Sully 8/27/2005 04:10:00 PM

Friday, August 26, 2005

CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE:

P O’Neill did some sterling work on Smalltown Boy while we were up a silicon tree. See here and here.

posted by Sully 8/26/2005 12:11:00 PM

UH, NOT QUITE:

The Kleiman piece appears to have been slightly updated (scroll down) in a way that nullifies one of Kleiman’s major themes.

And by the way, are we the only people who think the credibility problem attaches to a woman who completely believes her husband (she never refers to him as “ex-husband” so we can assume they were still married) when he’s covering a foreign country on the other side of the world and tells her he’s not only marrying a woman there but converting to her religion “for visa purposes”? Especially given that infidelity is a fact of most foreign correspondents’ lives?

Kleiman, whom we normally agree with, has also seriously underrepresented Cole’s points about Arab gender roles with his 8. See what Cole himself says:
Clueless Americans don’t understand the principle of gender segregation for the most part, and if they do understand it they are horrified by it. But in large swathes of the world, it just is not considered right for a male to be in the company of an unrelated female. It isn’t just a matter of sleeping around, as my wingnut correspondents assume. It is being alone in the company of an unrelated man or woman, and having that be known publicly.
Emphasis ours. And note this:
By the way, the US military in Iraq understands all this perfectly well, and has forbidden troops from fraternizing with Iraqi women, and has punished some who did. That is, if you asked a US officer in Iraq about this issue, he will tell you the same thing I have. So how can I be criticized for articulating it?
To analogize Vincent’s situation to a hypothetical case of a Nigerian researcher in the Mississippi Delta getting strung up by the Klan for having been seen with a white woman a lot and then suggest that Cole is excusing something similar is to miss the point to the point of insult. Cole is simply stating that this is a fact of life in southern Iraq and if you ignore it, be prepared to accept possible consequences.

In Kleiman’s scenario, we would of course decry the injustice and call for the killers to be arrested and punished, but if it transpired that the Nigerian anthropologist knew of the possible risk to himself and went ahead with the behavior anyway, we would say he was naïve (Really, you’d expect a law professor of all people to understand comparative fault).

posted by Sully 8/26/2005 11:48:00 AM

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

ENFORCED VACATION:

Perhaps it was karma for constantly teasing him about his August breaks.

We never expected to be away this long, but one fine morning two and a half weeks ago, a mission-critical hard drive here announced its retirement from data storage. Effective immediately.

That, coupled with the fact that none of Sullivan’s other guest bloggers, is where we’ve not been for the past 18 days.

We apologize to our readers, and intend to continue with what there was of our regular blogging when we get the chance.

posted by Sully 8/24/2005 02:12:00 PM

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