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Posted by on May 1, 2006 in At TMV | 0 comments

Monday Round-Up

Adam Kushner applauds the Darfur rallies but wonders: Why isn’t Anfal included in the list of 20th century genocides?

Belle Lettre (who runs a truly spectacular blog) writes on music transcending class boundaries. Apparently, though, academics of all stripes enjoy the same type of music. Gosh, I feel so marginalized–I don’t think I’ll ever hear Trust Company, The Lost Prophets, or Hoobastank blaring from any faculty office (except my own).

Eric Muller on so-called “mixed blogs”, by which he means blogs that are written by scholars (in his case, legal scholars) but which mix personal blogging, blogging on “serious” issues outside the author’s particular area of expertise, and blogging on the author’s scholarly field. Muller notes that, for whatever reason, the successful blogs in that field are overwhelmingly on the political right. Michael Froomkin (a liberal mixed blogger) also comments.

The blogger formerly known as “Juan non-Volokh” has outed himself. He’s Case Western Reserve Law Professor Jonathan Adler.

Jeff Jacoby comments on why, for whatever reason, emblems of communism are consider to be “hip” and “chic” while those for Nazism are beyond the pale. I’m not interested in a which one is worse contest in the comments–regardless of the arguments for why Nazism is worse than Communism (or vice versa), we should be able to agree that totalitarian oppression, in general, is bad. I know that I always call my friends out when they start spouting off non-sense about how cool Che Guevera is. Mass murder is not in style, people. On a related note, Catallarchy is hosting a “day of remembrance” for the victims of communism. Both links via Eugene Volokh

Tun Ying has a post up on collective punishment for individual infractions in the realm of college sports (specifically, the Reggie Bush case).

Tanya Hernandez remarks on the existence of the “Afro-Latino” community.

Orin Kerr elucidates the difference between John Roberts and Samuel Alito, and Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

And from my archives: Educating the Community, an analysis of the “school choice” debate through the lens of building better communities (originally published December 13th, 2005).