|Introduction||Who am I? I'm Michael Makovi, a random 20-something year old former-yeshiva student, having spent three years in yeshivat Machon Meir and one half-year in Yeshivat Petah Tiqwa. I am originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, |
This blog is a collection of my thoughts as they happen to occur to me, usually either from a left-wing Modern Orthodox perspective, or a right-wing perspective on Israeli politics, or a libertarian perspective on politics in general.
Some of the authorities I most prominently follow include Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner, Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Berkovits, Rabbi Dr. Marc D. Angel (and concomitantly, Rabbis Benzion Uziel and Hayim David Halevy), and others of like mind (chiefly German and British Neo-Orthodox); and Rabbi Meir Kahane and Moshe Feiglin. Oh, and Calvinists; my libertarian views are based on my reading of 16th-18th-century Calvinist political philosophy, from John Calvin through John Locke through John Witherspoon.
Which is easier to make a model airplane out of and why: a banana peel or a wet sock?
A banana peel. After all, they already peel into multiple strips, so it's pretty easy to allocate two as the wings. But usually, I preferred to peel back three strips: two for arms, and one containing the black tip, and I'd have - "Scorpana! The scorpion-banana!"