Carnivalia and an open thread

Carnivals! We’re hawking Carnivals!

The Tangled Bank

The next Tangled Bank will be held on Wednesday, the 4th of July, at Aardvarchaeology. Send those patriotic, all-American links in to the Swedish guy, to me, or to

Beyond that, this is an open thread. Say something profound.


  1. #1 David Marjanovi?
    July 1, 2007

    Since the most important aspect of trial-by-jury was eliminated in the US, the institution is pointless. There’s no advantage or purpose to it.

    What was that aspect?

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?
    July 1, 2007

    The idea that there’s an “American civil religion” is not new. What is new that the “Americanism” book is written by someone who proudly admits to adhere to it.

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?
    July 1, 2007

    Ah, thanks.