Daily Archive: November 28, 2012


Thinking in Shorthand

The culture wars over political correctness in academia never really went away, I suppose, although they only sometimes bubble up to the top of the simmering zeitgeist. One of those bubbles reaches up near...


Like 1776, But Without the Singing

Actually, that’s not quite fair—I happen to enjoy watching 1776 and its John-Adams-as-Mr.-Feeney approach to history.  But perhaps that’s because there’s no one who’s going to leave any movie centered on Adams arguing for...