Today is a holiday that is part of the American myth (I mean this in a good way). I will have more to say about the “Thanksgiving” part of the myth in the comments; it has ethnic, religious, and political elements, brought together in a uniquely American way. I would like to call attention to the recent discussion on the “Christian and post-Christian ethics” post below, especially the long comment I just posted about the American propositional nationhood myth.
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- A logical gap
- The persecution of Shellie Zimmerman
- Race and Crime in America
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- Double Drone Strikes
- NY Times: trials should be about racial history rather than the facts of the case
- Snowden isn’t important, what he leaked is.
- The Zero Tolerance War on Kindergarteners
- Good blogs I recently found
- Legal Tender laws
- Best quote on the Richwine case
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