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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Quote Of The Day

I deny that I am in denial.

-- John Yoo, Berkeley Law Professor, Author of the "Torture Memo" and primary legal mind behind the introduction of torture into US policy during the Bush administration.
Another winner of the Bullshite award from Yoo is this doozy: "It’s not easy for a conservative to get a job in the academy in any field." Unless, of course, you look at U Chicago, or Duke, or Harvard, or Stanford, or any other of the myriad mainstream universities that house conservative thinkers. The idea that he was forced in 1993 to take a job at UC Berkeley because of his views on Constitutional law (just a few years past the height of the Reagan years, remember), is not only borderline delusional, it is laughable.

Read the Q & A piece in the NYT for yourself, and see.