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Comment 11 Sep 2020

Mine Were of Trouble by Peter Kemp. An Englishman's account of the Spanish Civil War from the Nationalist perspective. Republished this year after being out of print for decades. (just finished)

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell. An Englishman's account of the Spanish Civil War from the Republican perspective. (just started)

Comment 23 Aug 2020
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Comment 30 Jul 2020

Not faulting BrutusB, who is just quoting the linked article, but I despise this now-common way of phrasing accusations:

Bo Schembechler, the legendary University of Michigan football coach, knew about the alleged sexual abuse of the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

The formula: X did this bad thing <pause> according to accuser Y. When the substance of the accusation comes first, it sounds like a statement of fact until you get to the qualifier, "according to this accuser," which almost reads like an afterthought. Journalists phrase things this way because it grabs attention more effectively, but it also subtly biases the reader in favor of the accusation and against the accused.

More boring, but more fair: "X filed a lawsuit accusing Y of Z."

(It's funny and sad that BrutusB can write a much better headline than the pros at the Detroit News: "Lawsuit Alleges Bo Schembechler Was Aware of Abuse.")

Comment 03 Jul 2020

No, the Redskins shouldn't change their name just because white progressives like to get theatrically offended on behalf of other groups who don't care much (or at all) about the alleged outrage.

"New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name"
- Washington Post, 19 May 2016

Comment 19 Jun 2020

Who will these people stop at?

People who didn’t own slaves or commit genocide, for starters. 

Meanwhile, in Mongolia:

(Monument completed in 2008.)
Comment 19 Jun 2020

Too late, it's done. Now I just need to find good forum software, and make Nine Route admin with unlimited powers.

Comment 19 Jun 2020

Registering thirteenwarriors.com so 11w can have an adjunct mosh pit for political discussion.

Comment 15 Jun 2020
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Comment 23 May 2020

Judging by 11w, everyone in Ohio now says "y'all," so it's officially part of the Deep South.