Monthly Archives: August 2005

Katrina

Backgrounders:http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/28/hurricane.katrina/index.html Category 5 hurricane. Heading for a below sea level metropolis. This is not good. The picture is from Political Animal.

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Explanation and Justification

Backgrounders:http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2005/08/history_politic.htmlhttp://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2005/08/kitten_blood.htmlhttp://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2005/08/mccarthyism_at_.htmlBates (Amazon.com link)Easterly (Amazon.com link)Olson (Amazon.com link) Prof. Brad DeLong has a long post/dialogue with his “ex-teacher Jeff Weintraub,”* on the difference between explanation and justification. Are those who attempt to explain or rationalize the insurgency justifying it? DeLong argues … Continue reading

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