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Critique of pure Reasoner

Essays and commentary related to topics in Tom Reasoner's "Truth and Beauty" blog

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Assassin's Gate

I got the George Packer book today, thinking that Pinker's "Words and Rules" would almost certainly end before I have a chance to unpack my other books. Reading it is pure pain; pretty much every other page made me tear up. I can't help caring about Iraq, and the way it has been fouled up just makes me ache for the Iraqis, us, and the world.