Friday, May 27, 2005

Puzzles of the Day

How can be that the very qualities for which one most loves someone, can also be the very thing that drive one almost completely bonkers?

Why is "Arrested Development", often-times brilliant, quick-fire, intelligent, 99% understated comedy, and funniest thing on TV, in a latish night, unadvertised slot on Thursdays on Beeb 4 of all places? Couldn't possibly be because it's American and obviously Jewish by any chance?

How can Francis Fukuyama (in his fascinating book...The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order) write such apparently sensible things in one sentence and then say such massively stupid things in the next? In the latter category he accuses libertarians of moral relativity in their preference for preferences!!!! OUTRAGE. Libertarians traduced. Also he thinks school the answer, when he also says that it is a well-known phenomenon that people emerging from totalitarian regimes cannot handle freedom....ERR??