I’ve been out of town for a week and incommunibloggo; got back today (well, yesterday since it’s now after midnight).
1. I’m very sorry to learn that Ken Gregg has died. I never met him, but always enjoyed corresponding with him; in addition to his deep knowledge of and appreciation for the history of antistatist thought, he was unfailingly sensible and polite – traits not always encountered or encouraged in the world of blogs, listservs, and prickly libertarians. He will be missed.
2. I plan to reply to Walter’s piece when I get a chance. In the meantime, Michael Palmer asks in the comments section: “what has happened to all-left.net? It’s been replaced by stock spam. Could someone do something about that?” I have no idea what’s gone wrong, but I’ll look into it. Thanks for telling me! In the meantime, the page is still accessible at its “real” address: praxeology.net/all-left.htm.
4. Yahoo Movies grouses (conical hat tip to LRC) about the historical inaccuracy of the film 10,000 B.C., noting that “woolly mammoths were not, in fact, used to build pyramids” and in any case “there weren’t any pyramids in Egypt until 2,500 B.C or so.” Now I haven’t seen the film, but my impression, from what I’ve read and from the clips I’ve seen, was that the pyramid-builders in 10,000 B.C. aren’t supposed to be the Egyptians; they’re a pre-Egyptian civilisation. So that particular complaint seems to miss the mark.