Weekend Update

People begin arriving in DC today for the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert event on Saturday, which I discussed in a column that has since been reprinted (is that really the right word for when something appears on a different website?) elsewhere.

My thanks to Henry Farrell for the notice at Crooked Timber, and to Rob Horning for his thoughtful gloss at Marginal Utility.

For more sharply made points on the event, see this prescient analysis.

Although it is just across town, I will not be attending. This is not a matter of making some kind of a statement. (I spectate too.) But after ten days of being really sick -- during which time my mental stamina collapsed pretty much entirely -- I need to work and can't get away for the afternoon. But that evening, I will have dinner with people from The New Inquiry who are coming to town.

UPDATE. Meanwhile -- actually, while typing this -- I've been contacted with a request to pontificate on themes from the column later this afternoon on KUOW, the public radio station in Seattle. Will do, though I should probably be reading. 
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