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« Reading the West | Main | AK -- Your 15 minutes may be up »

March 19, 2003

Web Surfing

Friedrich --

John Zmirak, an inspired conservative/reactionary, has started a new blog here. He’s using it mainly as a portal to his professional writing, and it’s a good way to sample a very interesting mind. (Link thanks to Steve Sailer, here.)

Robert Birnbaum interviews the novelist and screenwriter (and very amusing interviewee) Richard Price here.

I’ve just discovered that Tim Hulsey -- a topflight arts buff and occasional visitor to 2Blowhards -- is an avid consumer-reviewer of books, CDs and DVDs at Amazon. (Beware the reach of the Blowhards.) Find out whether that new DVD of “Metropolis” is really worth owning. Tim has a couple of hundred reviews to explore here.

In his new book “Diversity: The Invention of a Concept,” Peter Wood argues that -- almost without anyone looking -- “diversity” has become a fullblown ideology, although one with little actual meaning. I haven’t read the book, but Stanley Kurtz’s review at National Review Online (here) and John Derbyshire’s at the New Criterion (here) make it sound like a gem.

Felicity McCarthy, the hostess of the wonderfully freewheeling blog Goliard Dream (here), has put up a couple of short postings about how working as a professional musician affected her pleasure in attending concerts. (Hint: not for the better.) The postings are here and here. "The process of severe self-examination in the pursuit of one's art serves also to burn away one's innocent love -- probably the very same love that brought one to the field in the first place," Felicity writes, and has it ever been put better?


Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at March 19, 2003




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