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Christopher Hitchens

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December 29th, 2011 Posted 8:18 am

“We didn’t really discuss Christopher Hitchens when he died,” Spence says.

“And now it’s too late,” says Admin.

“Huh?”

“Humor, Spence. Black humor, or at least slate gray. How about we sum up by saying he was a very good writer and an outstanding speaker? And his essays on writers like Graham Greene, Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh, and many more, are the very best of their kind.”

“What about how he faced death?”

“Exemplary.”

Welcome tough lifer, Ben, dignified dude, Sally, Chester.

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How Billionaires Drop Out

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August 17th, 2011 Posted 8:32 am

“Heard of this guy Peter Thiel?” Spence says.

“Nope,” says Admin.

“Founder of Pay Pal – “

“There’s a euphemistic kind of name – could have come straight out of The Loved One – “

“And an early investor in Facebook,” Spence continues. “He’s backing something called the Seasteading Institute – “

“That name’s a groaner – “

“The goal of which is to create new floating libertarian sovereign nations in international waters. Oil-rig type platforms, outside the reach of all existing rules.”

“I’ll go pack.”

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The Books



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