User Profile: Benjamin Weingarten

Benjamin Weingarten

Member Since: November 15, 2013


  • [7] February 26, 2015 at 4:53pm

  • [2] August 19, 2014 at 4:32pm

    I care deeply about the Republic, which is why on the Books section we present a breadth of ideas and let the reader decide as to their merit.

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  • [1] July 31, 2014 at 3:32pm

    You may appreciate this Suz.

  • July 16, 2014 at 5:38pm

    Thanks, I try!

  • [4] May 7, 2014 at 12:55pm

    GC: on your point about the timing which I also noticed — my assumption is that Spitznagel means Ford’s continued wage policies during FDR’s presidency — but only he could provide real clarification.

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  • March 14, 2014 at 7:56am

    woodyee – if you read the book, despite the political progressivism of those living in “superbubbles,” the actual values that they follow in their own lives and pass along to their children tend to be far more conservative (in the traditional sense) than one would think, even from a religious perspective. They do not practice what they preach, and as such do society a disservice for fear of being called judgmental or otherwise publicly castigated.

  • February 28, 2014 at 4:40pm

    BC – the author, Fred Siegel, is actually an older gentleman. I have enjoyed reading much of Mencken’s work too, and thought there were some great insights in “Notes on Democracy.” However, it appears that there was a darker side to Mencken as well, as exposed around World War I, in which he held very odious beliefs that were anti-American and pro-German. These beliefs manifested themselves to a lesser degree in the run up to World War II as well. Some of his most offensive writings never made it into his major collections of work. He is a complex character. I would say, don’t let it sully Siegel’s book altogether.

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  • February 7, 2014 at 11:15am

    Ralph Kiner died February 6, Reagan was born February 6.

  • December 24, 2013 at 2:45pm

    Well done sir. Might want to throw “Coming Apart” in there by Murray too.

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