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A sad, but fond, farewell to a community of ice and fire

Occasionally over the first three seasons, and then every week since since season four, I’ve done a recap of the week’s episode of the Game of Thrones. And I have thoroughly—thoroughly—enjoyed it every single week. Not always the show so much, but having the chance to write the recap, spill …

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Sunday night owls: 'Defeating the voters'

At The Baffler, Dave Denison writes—Defeating the Voters: REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY, WITH ALL ITS CHECKS and balances and enlightened deliberation on behalf of busy citizens, was a pretty good contrivance. Excellent job by Montesquieu in beginning to work the essential ideas out in The Spirit of the Laws! Nicely done, James Madison et. …

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