I swear to God if I hear one more thing about Sarah Palin I’m going to snap, so this week, The Rumpus is giving you a roundup of political links that are a lot more interesting than anything ever written by or about her. This may or may not continue, depending on whether people like it.
Hannah Arendt’s “intellectually toxic relationship” with Heidegger. Also, “the banality of evil” as “an almost infallible sign of shallow thinkers attempting to seem intellectually sophisticated.” My undergrad advisor would not have approved.
Should the U.S. send money to fight AIDS to African countries that “that jail homosexuals, invent new crimes such as “aggravated homosexuality” (Uganda), threaten death penalties for homosexuals, require citizen-informants to identify homosexuals and scapegoat gay Africans”? (via)
At Guernica, “Chronicles of a Soviet Capitalist.“