Author Jon Meacham has a new book out on Thomas Jefferson. It is reviewed in the New York Times
: Cultivating Control in a Nation’s Crucible
But this book does not address its principal concern, power, until Jefferson has accrued some. When it comes to the force that he wielded as a slaveholder, Mr. Meacham finds ways to suggest that thoughts of abolition would have been premature; that it was not uncommon for white heads of households to be waited on by slaves who bore family resemblances to their masters; and that since Jefferson treated slavery as a blind spot, the book can too. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Dec 3, 2012 -
"The Daily Show
's Jon Stewart entered the proverbial lion's den, appearing live [video highlights
| 01:43] on Fox News Sunday
to debate 'media bias' with host Chris Wallace." "The interview
[video | 24:11] got off to a rousing start with Wallace almost immediately calling Stewart out for his criticism of the network and its brand of news coverage and went exactly where you'd expect it to from there." [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Jun 19, 2011 -
In a strange and incestuous twist of the space-web-time continuum, a fascinating comment
about the mechanism by which The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (previOusly.
) records every bit of daily news appeared inside a post
, the red-headed stepchild blog of our selfless benefactor, user 1
posted by jckll
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Are you, like many others this summer, considering avoiding the costs & hassles of pricey foreign or domestic travel by having a "staycation
" at home? Daily Show commenter John Hodgman (ably backed by Jonathan Coulton on the strings) enumerates the benefits of a "Holistay"
(much better name) to help you make your choice.
posted by jonson
on Jun 12, 2008 -
The major news networks just got snubbed it seems. Whatever your position this is guaranteed to be entertaining. Even my 'newsfilter' link has a few chuckles! Don't miss the fun tonight!
posted by nofundy
on Aug 24, 2004 -
God bless Jon Stewart and The Daily Show,
back for their first show after the attack. It's not completely new, but God knows I needed to see it. New York may be OK after all. (Comedy Central will repeat the show several times before Monday, so don't despair if you thought it would be a rerun and missed it.)
posted by mdeatherage
on Sep 20, 2001 -