Daily Archive: 04 Apr 2017

Apr 04

Zulu and the Racism We Bring to It

I watched part of the 1964 classic Zulu last night. I recommend reading an article I wrote about the film a few years ago, Zulu and the Politics of Power. But something struck me while watching it this time: how much it is like the Iliad. What I mean by that is that the poem …

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Apr 04

Mitch McConnell Admits He Has No Principles

After Antonin Scalia died, in February of 2016, Mitch McConnell justified his decision to blockade the vacancy on the grounds that neither party would approve a Supreme Court justice during an election year. (The truth is that there was simply little precedent for this either way.) McConnell was simply acting on a “principle” that, he …

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