In the next American century we face a choice. It is a test. Will we Rise to the occasion and Do the “Right” Thing? Governor Chris Christie says, “I won’t be part of the generation that fails that test and neither will you.” I hope he is “Right” about that.
Bill Bonner’s diatribe against undergraduate education at UVA in the name of Thomas Jefferson and Rabbi HIllel demonstrates the same lazy habits of thinking and writing that I try to drill out of my first year undergraduates. Here’s what he could learn from reading R. Hillel more closely.
‘Tis the season to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need. The twelve days of debt are upon us and the annual festival of fights has begun. Apparently pepper spray will be this year’s most popular gift. Peace on earth, good will toward men, only $19.95 if you call right now (plus [...]
I grew up in one of the biggest mall towns in America; a commercial capital, another kind of religious heartland, where the faithful make regular pilgrimages from points far and near. The mall and the commercial culture it represented was my first house of worship.