I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops. -- Stephen Jay Gould The criminal neglect of education, in my considered opinion, is the most important charge upon which the policy makers … Continue reading Reservations about Reservations
Only humans are capable of free speech, and those who value free speech have freedom. The rest are slaves. They may be slaves to a religious authority or a political authority, but slaves none the less. The whoremasters who try to take away the right to free speech under the pretext that it may be … Continue reading Still Laboring in Serfdom
A friend at Harvard MIT conveys this deep lesson. Go learn.
Shortages and Nehruvian socialism go hand in hand. Just take scooters, for instance. You could not just take scooters some years ago, actually, thanks to the quota permit license control raj. You had to wait for years before you could lay your hands on one. You could jump the queue if you paid with “hard … Continue reading Imagine No Reservations
Ayaan Hirsi Ali was at Harvard's Kennedy School on May 9th. A brief biography of Ms. Ali from the Harvard's Center for Public Leadership announcement reads: Ayaan Hirsi Ali (born 13 November 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Dutch human rights leader, feminist, and a member of the Dutch Parliament for the liberal party. She … Continue reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The BBC reports that Indian Catholics want the movie, The Da Vinci Code, banned. "Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) activists will go on a fast unto death if the government fails to take action against anti-Christian movies," CSF general secretary Joseph Dias told the BBC. Mr Dias is quoted as saying, " . . . Tempers … Continue reading Fragments — 13
From the "Don't Know What's the Point Department," the new release is I am India on Google Video. A collage of images--a field of wind power generators, a soaring jet in the blue skies above a lush green field, the majestic fall of water from a dam--introduce words of ersatz wisdom: "A man's karma is … Continue reading Oh No! India Shinging Again