Let me tell you something about how the mind works, Mr. Pinker

I obliterated the basis of Maverick — and all of you have a vested interest in denying reality to preserve a belief that is glaringly false. Riley flagrantly ignored the totality of Thomas Sowell’s record to manufacture a “maverick.” On the biggest and most costly lie in modern history — anyone with an atom ofContinue reading “Let me tell you something about how the mind works, Mr. Pinker”

Clear the Clutter

How do we make people realize they’ve been lied to? You have to knock down one small pillar that’s easier to reach. I’ve got an idea . . . And it’s got teeth. Most efforts involve changing policy, laws, and institutions: I just need to get to one man. And to do that — IContinue reading “Clear the Clutter”

Keep the Door Open

My first mistake was carrying my distaste for Star Wars Syndrome into this exchange about Top Gun: Maverick. SWS is the plague of allowing nostalgia to create the illusion that a movie is far better than what it actually is. In and of itself, wildly exaggerating the quality of movies is harmless. But when itContinue reading “Keep the Door Open”


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