Just a couple.ONE:
On the general — though not, of course, universal — irreligiosity of the Alt-Right, a reader wonders whether religious paleocons like Pat Buchanan
and Tom Piatak
count as Alt-Right.
Beats me. I suppose we could just ask them. Do they
think they're Alt-Right?
Three or four years ago someone worked up a neat diagram
showing all the different schools of thought in what was then called "neoreaction."
We need an updated version.TWO:
Solutions for my Math Corner brainteaser are here
. If you did better than Cardano
, you did fine.
A reader points out that you could continue the exercise all the way up to eighteens. Indeed you could; but it gets really hard to do by eyeball after sixes. More exactly, it gets hard for a while and then easier: figuring the probability of getting eighteen on a roll of three dice is not too challenging.
The theory underlying these numbers is buried somewhere in the vast, well-cultivated Theory of Partitions
, which figured prominently in the recent movie The Man Who Knew Infinity
. There's a good basic introduction in Hardy & Wright's classic Theory of Numbers
, Chapter XIX.