21 Nov 2003 chalst   » (Master)

Recommendations Sought
raph: Ah! You like Talking Points Memo too. Any recommendations in my other categories?

Workshops and Blogging
We've just finished an excellent two day workshop here in Dresden, with participants mostly local and from France. If some kind of theme emerged from the workshop, I would say it was the need to understand powerful ideas in geometry to help proof theory advance to a healthier condition, a claim forcefully and effectively articulated by Francois Lamarche.

I want to write up my reflections on the workshop, filling in these details, which I hope will follow in the next few days. Larry Solum has some important reflections on conference blogging, which I think are worth wide consideration. I'm talking to Larry about the issues he raises; my main point is I think the value of conference blogging far outweighs its costs, a point on which we are in agreement and perhaps Brian Leiter is not.

Confessions of a Political Nature
There is an interesting confession by someone confused as to whether they are liberal or conservative.

Did the USA Betray Iraq Twelve Years Ago?
Some reflections from Dan Drezner.

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