Tagged: Conservative


A Letter to the Editor from The Alabamian


Tonight, I went to a political campaign event where  state and local candidates or their representatives were meeting the public in my county.  I spoke to a gubernatorial candidate, and a representative for another at the event, both Republican.  I asked very superficial questions about how these two candidates felt about Southern heritage.  


The Autodidact: Homer

The Homeric Mind: Introduction In this series, I want you to do your best to forget what have been told to believe.  We are going to concentrate more on what the Greeks said about themselves, and, more than that, we are going to compare what they said with how they lived.  In other words, we are going to do something like what an anthropologist does when he goes to visit an alien and primitive culture.  We must set aside our preconceptions, interview the subjects, and observe their behavior.  What we find may be shocking, but we shall report the truth,...