It seems a fitting time to do a Middle East topic, with the fifth anniversary of 9/11 looming. Jacob Levy tells me that a novel has been written about irony-obsessed, thirtysomething writers and editors who went to Brown and now live in NYC coping ineptly with 9/11, so I may have to read it. Here’s the 8/27/06 NYT review.
On a somewhat related note, http://Radosh.net recently noted this fine cartoon about the conflict between science and religion:
By the way, if YOU are a cartoonist fond of science — and thus not overly fond of environmentalists — let me know, as ACSH may have some work for you illustrating a book on environmental controversies.
(And if you’re a non-leftist media/creative type who wants to be on a separate e-list for the monthly Manhattan Project bar gatherings and aren’t already, let me know — you might meet luminaries like Ryan Sager, author of Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle to Control the Republican Party, out this week.)
Thanks to everyone who sent birthday good wishes earlier this month.
(NOTE: The above was sent as a mass e-mail in the days prior to the debate and was posted on this blog retroactively in April 2007. Click here for other Debates at Lolita Bar.)