Category Archives for Provocateurism

Posts in the provocateurism series.

November 18, 2010

Provocateurism 15: "Hiding Socialism"

TweetFrom Stanley Kurtz’s Radical-in-Chief, ppgs 59-60: Every aspect of Obama’s treatment of his career choice in Dreams from My Father was an active theme at the 1983 Cooper Union Socialist Scholars Conference. Want to fight the “dirty deeds” of Reagan … Continue reading

18. November 2010 by Jeff G.
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May 5, 2010

Provocateurism 14: Originalism vs Textualism, continued

TweetPatrick Frey’s latest attempt to address intentionalism as it functions in the realm of legal interpretation again falls short — first, because it miscasts my positions, and second, because it draws its conclusions from the very faulty premises it posits. … Continue reading

05. May 2010 by Jeff G.
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May 2, 2010

Provocateurism 13: Originalism vs. Textualism, cont.

TweetIn response to my recent post on legal interpretation and intentionalism, Patterico raises a series of questions that speak to what I think are a number of common misunderstandings about language as it exists on the structural level. He writes: … Continue reading

02. May 2010 by Jeff G.
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April 30, 2010

Provocateurism 12

TweetFrom Liberty and Tyranny, Mark Levin on legal interpration: […] When parties enter into voluntary arrangements, such as contracts, they use words to describe the terms and conditions by which they are obligated to perform and on which they are … Continue reading

30. April 2010 by Jeff G.
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April 11, 2010

Provocateurism, 11

TweetAs a follow up to our discussion over what should be the conservative / classical liberal strategy with regard to illegal immigration (in particular, how best to influence the national debate and so give whatever political party we back the … Continue reading

11. April 2010 by Jeff G.
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April 8, 2010

Provocateurism, 10

TweetSo I was reading this morning about how “Violence on the border endangers Americans,” and it got me to thinking about what Nishi and happy have been obliquely arguing of late — namely, that should conservatives / classical liberals become … Continue reading

08. April 2010 by Jeff G.
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March 29, 2010

Provocateurism, 9

TweetIn an earlier thread — under a post made famous by its violence toward women and its Steve McQueen fantasies — Nishi asks rhetorically, “where are the conservative professors, filmmakers, comics, scientists, actors, artists?” Her point being that a (perceived … Continue reading

29. March 2010 by Jeff G.
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August 14, 2008

Provocateurism, 8

TweetI’ve spent a lot of energy on this site detailing how underlying ideological assumptions — which I believe are necessarily driven by certain linguistic ideas (some of which have become so entrenched in our institutional rhetoric that they are difficult … Continue reading

14. August 2008 by Jeff G.
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August 12, 2008

Provocateurism, 7

TweetIn a way it was predictable — and I won’t deny that, on some level, I probably knew the issue would be broached — but yesterday’s post in the provocateurism series wended its way, in exchanges between author and commenters … Continue reading

12. August 2008 by Jeff G.
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August 11, 2008

Provocateurism, 6

TweetLongtime readers of this site have frequently encountered arguments in which I fasten identity politics to a form of soft, progressivist totalitarianism “PC” speech (which, we are often told with a wave of the hand and a gourmands’ sniff, is, … Continue reading

11. August 2008 by Jeff G.
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