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  • Like many groups that find themselves in intellectually uncharted territory, they have trouble distinguishing between ideas that deserve a wider hearing and ideas that are crankish or worse.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Activist Government” and the Rights of Minorities

  • But what sounded crankish only 10 years ago is now becoming mainstream thinking.

    Re-Engineering the Earth

  • But what sounded crankish only 10 years ago is now becoming mainstream thinking.

    Re-Engineering the Earth

  • But what sounded crankish only 10 years ago is now becoming mainstream thinking.

    Re-Engineering the Earth

  • Like many groups that find themselves in intellectually uncharted territory, they have trouble distinguishing between ideas that deserve a wider hearing and ideas that are crankish or worse.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Activist Government” and the Rights of Minorities

  • In short, Gertz alleges not that the Planet is too indulgent in publishing crankish letters to the editor, but that it has an official editorial policy, adhered to by its editors, columnists, and reporters, that is obsessive about and extremely hostile to Israel, to the extent that it sometimes crosses the line into overt anti-Semitism.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More One-Sided “Reporting” from the NYT

  • Alone among the novels, it escapes the wild veerings of her mind into strange, crankish byways.

    Catacomb Efreet

  • In that case, Kenny Shopsin's "Eat Me," a hilariously crankish collection of artery-clogging recipes from the diner that fed the elite of New York bohemia in its heyday, will hit the spot.

    A Recipe for Escapism

  • Not only how one defines crankish behavior, but literally how people develop unreasonable attitudes about the world in the face of evidence to the contrary.

    May 2007

  • In short, Gertz alleges not that the Planet is too indulgent in publishing crankish letters to the editor, but that it has an official editorial policy, adhered to by its editors, columnists, and reporters, that is obsessive about and extremely hostile to Israel, to the extent that it sometimes crosses the line into overt anti-Semitism.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 2009 » November

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