Taylormania sweeps the nation

Anyone who’s picked up the summer edition of The Walrus may have seen Taylor Owen and Patrick Travers piece – entitled 3D Vision – on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. Interesting that The Walrus allows free access to their articles.

Taylor also interviewed on CKNW Radio on sunday at 2:30pm, you can hear the interview if you go here (creating a user name and password is a hassle, but free).

Also, on a completely different tack, for those that didn’t catch it, this post once again demonstrates why Andrew Potter is such a joy to read.

2 thoughts on “Taylormania sweeps the nation

  1. Harley Young

    That article by Potter is a straw man. Earlier, Summers implied that men were smarter than women. Faust said that the consensus-building style often practiced by women was well suited to the environment within academia. They both argued differences between men and women, but implied differences in intelligence (likely an innate characteristic) is different than implied differences in a particular skill (likely the consequence of socialization). Most people can learn to be better consensus builders, but it seems less likely that one can learn to be more intelligent. Shame on Potter.

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  2. Harley Young

    That article by Potter is a straw man. Earlier, Summers implied that men were smarter than women. Faust said that the consensus-building style often practiced by women was well suited to the environment within academia. They both argued differences between men and women, but implied differences in intelligence (likely an innate characteristic) is different than implied differences in a particular skill (likely the consequence of socialization). Most people can learn to be better consensus builders, but it seems less likely that one can learn to be more intelligent. Shame on Potter.

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