If a postmodernist became mentally ill, how could you even tell?
Bryan Caplan criticizes Albert Jay Nock’s view of war. In general, if you disagree with Nock, you’re almost certainly wrong. Caplan believes that it’s really hard to get people to fight wars, which is why they’re so rare throughout human history, er . . . nevermind, I don’t really follow his argument.
Oriental Right (previously known as The Asian of Reason) has my favorite take on the Chinese mother article so far, including:
Asian parenting works–provided that that the child in question is reasonably gifted. And it works especially well with kids of extraordinary ability. The effectiveness of Asian parenting correlates with the IQ of the child in question. AAK, being extremely intelligent– has benefited from Asian parenting. I’ve noticed that people without the necessary innate factors who become subjected to Asian parenting turn out to be–to put it bluntly–fuck ups.
Bruce Charlton says that secular utilitarians should mourn the end of colonialism. I think that basically everyone should morn the end of colonialism.
Quora apparently has a lame hate speech policy.
A local DC blog is asking readers for ideas on how to reduce violent crime in PG county. I suspect hilarity to ensue.
Finally, the WSJ has an op-ed on man-hating:
And so it goes these days, when almost any man who has anything to do with a child can find himself suspected of being a creep. I call it "Worst-First" thinking: Gripped by pedophile panic, we jump to the very worst, even least likely, conclusion first. Then we congratulate ourselves for being so vigilant.
Consider the Iowa daycare center where Nichole Adkins works. The one male aide employed there, she told me in an interview, is not allowed to change diapers. "In fact," Ms. Adkins said, "he has been asked to leave the classroom when diapering was happening."