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Sep 22, 2006 10:03 am

Friday Notes

Thanks to Hugo Chavez [and the New York Times], no doubt, Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project) is #1 in sales at

Stephen Metcalfe,"The Shakespeare Wars," Slate, 20 September, reviews Ron Rosenbaum's The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups.

Rebecca Goetz, Manan Ahmed and some of the other" cool kids" in comments are discussing popular history and academic history.

On this day in 1906, the Atlanta Race Riot broke out. It raged for three days. At its end, two white and between 25 and 40 black people had died.

Russell Arben Fox,"Damon Linker's Theocons, In Media Res, 15 September, reviews -- er -- Damon Linker's The Theocons: Secular America Under Seige. Thanks to Jacob Levy for the tip.

Kevin Drum takes Charles Krauthammer to the woodshed for this gem:

However, the inconvenient truth is that after centuries of religious wars, Christendom long ago gave it up.

Apart from Kevin's telling citations, you'd think Krauthammer would remember that the twentieth century nightmare arose from triumphant Christian heresies in the heart of Christendom that can't be blamed on Islam.

Pasadena, California's All Saints Episcopal Church that Hugo Schwyzer wrote about here will go to court, resisting an IRS demand for the surrender of documents, according to a unanimous vote by the vestry yesterday.

Finally, the Jewish High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah this evening and continue through Yom Kippur on 1 October. Shalom.

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Jonathan Dresner - 9/22/2006

...into the book of life, health, and peace.

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