Monthly Archives: November 2018

No middle way out of the waste land?

I just love the March 6, 1950 cover of Time magazine, which depicts T.S. Eliot poised between a cross over his left shoulde, and a martini (or is it a grail?) on his right. The caption below reads, “No middle … Continue reading

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Protected: “Gassed”: My Thoughts and Another’s, Unknown

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Birth-right citizenship: Perhaps not so straightfuckingforward

One of the great virtues of being an academic is having friends who are much smarter than I am and from whom I can learn a great deal. A case in point concerns the President’s recent remarks about birthright-citizenship.  “We’re … Continue reading

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