The following is excerpted and adapted from Chapter Five: How the Other Half Lives of my book The Cult of Individualism: A History of an Enduring American Myth (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2013). It… Continue reading
“This will be an election of… common sense,” said Donald Trump recently. Common sense? The greatest American writer of common sense (though Ben Franklin might believe he should take that crown) was Thomas… Continue reading
Yesterday, I posted an expanded version of “Stop Disparaging Professors. They Work for a Better America” on medium.com. I added, in particular, mentions of a number of professors in the public sphere, including… Continue reading
An essay of mine has appeared in the Houston Chronicle. Here are the first paragraphs and a link: The professors are coming! As conservative polemicist David Horowitz would have it, American college teachers long… Continue reading
The heart of the Ceilidh is the fiddle–at least that’s so on Prince Edward Island in Canada’s Maritime.