Going out to vote in a few minutes, then I think I’ll head to the bookstore and park there for an hour or so. I’ve been reading lots recently, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
Re: the Apology. Thinking of adding a concluding essay. Not sure. I feel like there’s a hidden structure to the whole work, that when the right questions are asked, it’s like you can recombine the parts and get a different text. I know working in that vein will produce some good. But the surface is ultimately that much more important. The primary reason for the outline was that I saw a discussion among people who had some acquaintance with philosophy manage to say (I’m being really diplomatic here) some rather problematic things about the text.
A few links:
- Megan McArdle, “A Visual History of U.S. Government Deficits” – from the article: Of course, you can argue that this spending was necessary, and at least in some cases, I agree. But I don’t think that you can argue that the deficit is mostly just a result of collapsing tax revenues.
- Reason.tv, “What we saw at the rally to restore sanity and/or fear” – Jon Stewart’s final remarks are worth a look, especially when he makes the distinction between real bigots and people who play them on tv. There’s something that can contribute to a deeper media critique in there. Also: if anyone can get a picture of the guy dressed as a Redcoat who had the “Repeal the 3rd Amendment” sign, please post it in the comments. That having been said, liberals patting themselves on the back as sane is really not helping.
- Martha Argerich plays Schumann, “Fantasiestucke” Op. 12 – a few short, dreamlike pieces.