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Max Deutsch is an amateur chess player with a knack for learning quickly. He wondered if he could beat the world’s best with only a month of training, so he challenged Magnus Carlsen to a match. Carlsen accepted.
“In Carl Schmitt’s masterful but underappreciated essay of 1923, Roman Catholicism and Political Form—written well before his apostasy to Nazism in the early 1930s—Schmitt twice uses precisely the same phrase: ‘the machine has no tradition.’ The repetition seems entirely deliberate and suggests that the idea is near the center of Schmitt’s argument. What does Schmitt mean by this, and what significance does it have for us?”
Roger Scruton on the farm: “A crisp, autumnal morning in the Vale of Malmesbury, 80 miles west of London. Watery skies, clay soil, and gentle hills quilted with the ancient pattern of cows and sheep, hedges and coppices, stone farmhouses
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Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 130, published August 1, 2017.
Strong early feedback for NPR’s Wow in the World. Kids’ podcasts: there are rising arguments for more, and we now have some numbers for those looking into building a strategy. NPR tells me that Wow in the World, the organization’s science podcast for kids, broke the 2 million download mark as of last Wednesday, achieving that feat in slightly over two months and across 17 episodes. These figures are based on internal measurements described as relatively conservative; the actual number is likely somewhat higher. For reference, the show, hosted by TED Radio Hour’s Guy Raz and SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas, officially launched on May 15. (Also: Between the
Read more at: http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/08/post-election-how-do-you-create-a-politics-podcast-for-a-market-still-flooded-with-politics-podcasts/