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Vandalism as Art

Some of the previous Common Room posts on art are here, here, here, and here. Today’s article is here. The juicy extracts: An artist who randomly vandalised nearly 50 cars as part of a project said yesterday the owners should be happy they were involved in his “creative process”. Mark McGowan, 37, will display pictures […]

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The Bookcases

Some of our friends will remember this post early on in our blog. This week the Deputy Headmistress agreed to purchase some more bookcases. Forty-eight of them. Bwahahahahahahaha Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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Article on anti-Christian bigotry

None Dare Call it Bigotry, by Francis Beckworth It’s all good reading. In the November 4,2004, New York Times, historian Gary Wills asked the rhetorical question, “Can a people that believes more fervently in the Virgin Birth than in evolution still be called an Enlightened nation?” After using the term “fundamentalist” to refer to his […]

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Deconstructing Chomsky

Fascinating review of The Anti-Chomsky Reader: Extracts of note:* “ One of the peculiar phenomena of our time is the renegade Liberal,” wrote George Orwell in 1945. He meant not the classical liberal who believed in individual freedoms and small government but the leftist liberal who glorified communist experiments and disdained middle-class life. To Orwell, […]

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Property Rights

Did you know that the largest property owner in the Western States is the United States government? More here. The federal government owns about 98% of the land in Alaska, and about 86% of Nevada land. Overall, the feds own 65% of all the land West of the 100th meridian. That’s “65% of all the […]

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