Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Distractions Roundup

A German restaurant in Minneapolis hosts German-themed WWII days! Oh, why did I move away (other than the SS officer down the block)?

Facebook advertising algorithm fail.

Ameinu's Third Narrative announces its Academic Advisory Council.

Cary Nelson has a truly superb review of Judith Butler's latest book promoting BDS and the dissolution of Israel. Though all of it is great, what resonates most with me is the observation that the abstract and ahistorical conception of justice Butler draws is not just unattainable, it's a model that the progressive left has rejected for decades -- led by people like Butler. She knows better, she just doesn't know better when it comes to Jews.

I thought this would kill my productivity. I was wrong. It was this that did me in.