The Corner

Blogging Up a Storm

Business must be slow in those mountain caves where extremely clever people

concoct derivative securities (“the fourth derivative of an IOU,” as a Wall

Street quant once explained them to me). This, at any rate, is to judge

from the activity over at Gideon’s Blog

, where Noah Millman has been blogging up a storm.

Readers whose eye was caught by my piece on public intellectuals the other

day will enjoy reading Noah’s take on it (scroll down to Thursday, December

23). But all Noah’s stuff bears reading. If we’re doing year-end polls,

Noah gets my vote for thought-provokingness, or whatever that substantive


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