Monday, October 19, 2015

Genius At Work

Reading Kevin Williamson at times, I'm reminded of the scene in the film Amadeus where an awestruck Salieri is perusing some of Mozart's musical scores.

Astounding! It was actually, it was beyond belief. But they showed no corrections of any kind. Not one. He had simply written down music already finished in his head! Page after page of it as if he were just taking dictation. And music, finished as no music is ever finished. Displace one note and there would be diminishment. Displace one phrase and the structure would fall.

I don't know if KW is able to write as if taking dictation, but the quality and volume of his output is remarkable. Below is one weekend's worth of eclectic thinking.

A learned and lengthy examination of a variety of recent instances of the human propensity to punish perceived opponents. Williamson added the following preface to his essay --

I hope you’ll forgive the 4,500-word Saturday-evening brain dump below. There is something to that Blaise Pascal line about sending a long letter because he didn’t have time to write a short one.

Out of the box thinking on reducing unemployment (Only conservatives think this way) --

Technology is turning the tables on the old conventional wisdom that you can't fight City Hall --

On BHO's distaste for HRC --

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