Month: October 2019

America and the Gun Culture.

With many friends, colleagues, and neighbors in the past couple of years I have participated in forums, marches, and vigils to honor victims of gun violence and to protest against the influence of the arms industry, and its principal lobbyist, the NRA, on our elected officials. I will probably continue to participate in such activities. … Continue reading “America and the Gun Culture.”

Re-reading Julien Benda’s La trahison des clercs

What do student debt, originalist interpretation of the American Constitution, TV drug advertisements, and wars of choice have in common? Separately and in various combinations they are doing serious damage to contemporary American society. Citizens who feel the impact of these┬átrends try to understand them, and often they ask for relief. But who will take … Continue reading “Re-reading Julien Benda’s La trahison des clercs”