“Shallow Draughts Intoxicate the Brain”

Maybe we should be having an Alexander Pope moment: A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. That, at least, was my reaction on reading David Brooks' column today, "The Jordan Peterson Movement." Peterson, apparently, is … Continue reading “Shallow Draughts Intoxicate the Brain”

The Real “Snowdens of Yesteryear”

The people who exasperate us the most are those we fear we’re most like. Like most teachers, I often feel I’m ‘all hat and no cattle,’ that I’m playing a part but without the substance—though that’s true for all of us at one point or another, generally more often than we like to admit. Me, … Continue reading The Real “Snowdens of Yesteryear”