Monday, October 17, 2005

Diverse Ruminations

More on the Miers nomination: Ramesh Ponurru on why it's caused such debate within conservative ranks and Rush Limbaugh on why the debate isn't a bad thing.

Steven Schwartz on how the Iraqi Constitutional Referendum shows how the U.S. "won again."

Barbara J. King reviews The Singing Neanderthals. What? Didn't you ever wonder why humans started making music?

History Carnival #18 is up.

Norman Levitt describes that a new "coy euphemism" has hit the academic world, "cultural competence." After reading Levitt's description of how it's defined, I fear I shan't aspire to such lofty heights.

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