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Tim’s Light Reading (11/25/2009)

1. Christopher Hitchens dissects the anti-intellectualism that surrounds Sarah Palin—I’m no general fan of Hitchens but he points to a number of inexplicable intellectual contradictions surrounding last year’s flavor of a few months. 2. The Fears And Hopes of 1958’s Intellectuals—Courtesy of the University of Chicago’s Law School, the concerns and thoughts of some of 1958’s more eminent intellectuals were preserved in a time capsule. Opened a year and one-half late, the capsule contains letters from: Jacques Maritain; Carl Friedrich; Edward Teller; Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.; and several other Supreme Court Justices. There is a slideshow highlights the opening Read more