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Friday links

Lots of Halloween-related links.

Science: What’s the Longest You Can Hold Your Breath?

How Your Doctor’s Politics Affects Your Health Care — And What You Can Do About It.

Faust, Mephistopheles, Napoleon, Oliver Cromwell or a Hugenot: Halloween Ideas From an 1884 Costume Guide, with bonus 1880-era Batgirl costumes.

Shopping at Cuba’s Ration Supermarkets.

The Horrifying Legacy of the Victorian Tapeworm Diet.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include weird 70’s horror movies, trucks with jet engines, DIY Halloween costumes, an Arctic Nazi base, the 2017 Vladimir Putin calendar, and the anniversary of three major battles: Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade and Leyte Gulf.

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Angela Rye Knows You’re Racist

The political philosopher Michael Oakeshott said that the “rationalist” is hopelessly lost in ideology, captivated by the world of self-contained coherence he has woven from strands of human experience. He concocts a narrative about narratives, a story about stories, and adheres to the “large outline which ... Read More

What the Viral Border-Patrol Video Leaves Out

In an attempt to justify Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s absurd comparison of American detention facilities to Holocaust-era concentration camps, many figures within the media have shared a viral video clip of a legal hearing in which a Department of Justice attorney debates a panel of judges as to what constitutes ... Read More
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Pro-Abortion Nonsense from John Irving

The novelist has put up a lot of easy targets in his New York Times op-ed. I am going to take aim at six of his points, starting with his strongest one. First: Irving asserts that abortion was legal in our country from Puritan times until the 1840s, at least before “quickening.” That’s an overstatement. ... Read More