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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Signs your field may be political agitation disguised as an academic pursuit: 1) It has the word “Studies” in its name. 2) Classes are led by folks who say stuff like: “Industrial sabotage… certainly does (have its place).” “I can’t … Continue reading
I’ve talked before about the fact that our culture has moved away from personal responsibility and towards legalism. Interestingly, I find the people who are likely to cry that we can’t legislate morality are among the first to try. As … Continue reading
The Spawn received a Bible for Easter — the NIV translation, which I figure will strike a decent balance between clarity and content for my bright 14-year-old, and which is also the one my colleague in the Religion department recommends. … Continue reading
Because I have a professional interest in rhetoric and a personal interest in conservatism, I’ve read a fair amount of Richard M. Weaver. I think one of his strengths is coming up with terminology to describe concepts that everyone understands … Continue reading
The promise of the Resurrection means more to me now than it once did, and I hope the day brings you as much joy as it does me. Rejoice, relax, and return on Monday!
In the past, when I’ve expressed concern about what I see as the totalitarian impulse of the bureaucratic Leviathan, I’ve been accused of overreaction. On the other hand, folks like the National Labor Relations Board make me wonder if I’m … Continue reading
I encountered the following sentence in a paper about Walt Whitman: Doctors later found that Whitman’s lungs had shrunk to an eighth of its normal size due to bronchial pneumonia. My comment? “That should be ‘their normal size.’ Lungs is … Continue reading
Over at Ace’s place, a thread started yesterday on the topic of why/how various readers became conservative. As I said yesterday in the comments on the train thread, I tend to see myself as a libertarian rather than a conservative, … Continue reading
As the President goes on with his campaign to Pawn Win the Future, one of his Big Ideas to carry us boldly forward into the 1940s is passenger rail travel. He has stated his goal of giving 80% of Americans … Continue reading