Professor Harvey C. Mansfield’s 2007 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, which I mentioned last May, is now available as an archived webcast.
It’s official. Standing ovations are now meaningless. I recently attended a political event here in Washington where nine presidential candidates came to speak to a crowd of nearly 3000 people. The same crowd gave every candidate a standing ovation. While some of this was due to the politeness of the crowd, it was noteworthy that … Read more
The relationship between religion and politics, always a perennial subject of much consternation, is yet again at forefront of the national discussion. One of the chief questions that always arises out of such debates has to do with whether or not faith even belongs in the public square. The faithful say “yes!,” the unfaithful “no!,” … Read more
If the World Could Write: Michael Dirda reviews a new translation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
Vols 27, Gamecocks 24 A fellow named Dickens once wrote a novel that began with the words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” — words which would not be unfitting for the Vols overtime upset today of 16th ranked South Carolina. In a game that showcased both the best … Read more
This new biography of Stalin looks interesting.
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Preserving the Party: Rudy and the death of the pro-life bully pulpit.
There’s a lot going on the real world, hence the lack of goings on here on the blog. Due to my working at The Washington Briefing last weekend (and the fact that it wasn’t televised nationally) I missed commenting on the Tennessee — Alabama game. It was a good one to miss, I’m told. I’ve … Read more
Ignore the Noose and Sap Racism’s Power: John McWhorter on how to respond to racists’ scare tactics.