Well, my colleague (Sam Friedman) has challenged me to identify the Marxist ideologues that I refer to in my most recent blurb. The problem with friends is that they hold us accountable. And if confession, as my Baptist friends constantly remind me, is good for the soul, then let me here and now confess –that yes once I was a Marxist ideologue. Where do I begin –at the beginning I suppose.
Most of you know that I was in the military, a Viet Nam veteran, and duri
When I taught in Georgia, several years ago, I was repeatedly impressed by its many folk sayings. Phrases like “butter my biscuits”, “cuter than a speckled dog in a red wagon”, “rode hard and put up wet” and “above your raisin” peppered the conversations in bars and barbershops, town hall meetings and corner store gatherings. Among all of the sayings that I recollect –few had the staying power of “It’s a poor dog that won’t wag its own tail.” I must admit, upon first hearing
As the political dust begins to settle, there are many who are already passing the blame and taking credit for what appears to be a major shift in American politics. The Republicans in a sweeping set of victories have reclaimed the House of Representatives, while the Democrats only narrowly held on to the Senate. Already pundits are sifting through the debris, sorting through the tea leaves, and superficially deconstructing this most recent of elections. The problem, as with moRead more…