Sunday, October 30, 2005

Book List

I've been overwhelmed with other things, but hope to be back posting regularly soon. In the meantime, Michael Crichton listed 5 books that "question the conventional wisdom on the environment" in an editorial in yesterday's WSJ. The five books are:

1. "Playing God in Yellowstone" by Alston Chase (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986).
2. "The Culture Cult" by Roger Sandall (Westview, 2001).
3. "Man and the Natural World" by Keith Thomas (Oxford, 1984).
4. "The Skeptical Environmentalist" by Bjørn Lomborg (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
5. "The Logic of Failure" by Dietrich Dörner (Perseus, 1998).

If readers here have read any of these books, please feel free to post comments on their value and whether or not they're worth buying.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Cuban's War Within

I hadn't heard of the movie "The War Within" until seeing this article. If the article is at all factual, whatever respect I had for Mark Cuban is entirely gone.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Iraqi Constitution

Onk has a very insightful editorial on the Iraqi Constitution. Let's hope some of our leaders are open to new ideas.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Bush's Call(s) from God

I saw a BBC story mentioned today on a few chat sites that I follow, and wanted to comment, but didn't have time. The story is that a Palestinian negotiator claims Bush told him in 2003 that he (Bush) was driven to act by "God telling him" to do various things. The claim seems quite credible to me, and I enjoyed Gus Van Horn's commentary on it, however it appears that the White House is denying the claim.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Spitzer's Disarmed Victims

Ken Langone describes the facts behind Spitzer's politically motivated case against him in this WSJ Editorial. It's well worth reading, and from my perspective, Spitzer's abuse of power is even more brazen than I'd previously imagined.