Monthly Archives: September 2012

Little Alec Stands in the Archway

I’ve never been terribly keen on Alexander the Great.  His was a great but narrow genius, and its direction was not especially noble or useful, as Will Cuppy neatly summarizes in his acerbic epitaph:   Alexander’s empire fell to pieces … Continue reading

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Garbage in, garbage out: the perils of polling

This post isn’t so much about polling as it is about what happens if you use statistics as an excuse to turn your brain off.  In an attempt to gauge the impact of Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech, a company called … Continue reading

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