Internautica October 29

October 29, 2018 Roger 0

I have given much thought, in my life, to a certain intellectual history that characterizes the stages from the early modern age until now in […]

Internautica October 14

October 14, 2018 Roger 0

Here are the reads for the upcoming week: Rachel Z Arndt pins down linguistic and attitudinal similarities between Go Dog Go and Malone Dies. The […]

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October 8, 2018 Roger 0

Willett’s will compile, every Monday, a list of likely links for our readers.  We’ll add to it all through the week. Here are the reads […]

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Carswell: Even if he is mediocre…

October 5, 2018 Roger Gathmann 0

THE SECOND IN OUR SERIES OF SUPREME COURT REJECTSOn December 5, 1970, the New Yorker published one of its then typical uberlong pieces, entitled Decision, by Richard Harris, under the Annals of Politics rubric. The article explores every nook and cranny of the dealing that went into the rejection of Nixon’s nomination of a Florida judge, G. Harrold,  Carswell, for the Supreme Court post vacated by Abe Fortas.  Harris later made the piece into a book entitled Decision. It was reviewed by William