Ralph P. Martin, my doctoral supervisor, passed away on Monday this week. I owe a lot to Professor Martin for his diligent and patient guidance as I wrote my dissertation. He represented the best of careful attention to the word … Continue reading
All I said was “Sure, I’ll host a dinner and discussion at my house.” The university where I teach sponsors a conference each Spring semester to focus on integrating our academics with global issues (the Jared T. Burkholder Conference on … Continue reading
Rather than the formulation of von Clausewitz, that “war is the continuation of politics by other means,” too many groups in our country appear to view politics as the continuation of war by other means.
I understand the logic of those who support an expansive, activist government. I simply don’t accept the implied premise that somehow the United States is uniquely positioned to avoid the pitfalls of creating an expansive, activist government. As much as … Continue reading
He obviously is not afraid of being uninvited to parties in the halls of power in Washington, D.C. He must not be afraid of anyone producing evidence to refute him, since they certainly would if they could. Otherwise, it seems … Continue reading
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Tagged blame, Bob Woodward, Jack Lew, narrative, Obama, sequester, Washington Post
This column by Megan McArdle is very interesting, and I think she’s on to something important, not least because her thesis tracks very closely to one C. S. Lewis advanced in one of his great essays, “Lilies that fester.” Here’s … Continue reading
She keeps the fans on too high, but I’ve learned how to work away from the wind!
“Leading Geneticist: Human Intelligence is Slowly Declining.” I wonder why.
As a father of daughters, the current confusion among young males about what being a man entails bothers me. My daughters will do quite well in whatever they choose to do. I doubt they’ll settle. I hope they won’t pay … Continue reading
A fan of the University of Maryland noted the end of the era of regularly scheduled Duke basketball in College Park last Saturday, since Maryland (along with Rutgers) is joining the other 12 teams in the Big Ten. As an … Continue reading