Monthly Archives: September 2017

Lessons from Fraternity Life

Reminiscent of an old-time Baptist minister stumping for temperance during a wet/dry referendum in the Deep South, Bloomberg News senior editor John Hechinger argues that “alcohol is the well-spring of fraternity vice” in a column that appeared today in the … Continue reading

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The Banners of Freedom and Eccentricity: Long May They Wave!

Regarding this recent dustup over President Trump’s call to fire NFL players who refuse to salute the flag, I find myself agreeing with a guy named John Gabriel, editor of the center-right site known as Ricochet.com. Gabriel points out – … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Stop Watching the Exorcist

Every time I encounter The Exorcist while channel surfing I invariably end up watching all of it. I can’t help myself.  I’ve always been fascinated with the film, though for largely unconventional reasons. Though only an pre-teen when the film came … Continue reading

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Southern Academia’s Palpable Confederate Legacy

Aside from being Orwellian, the effort under way at many of the South’s premiere universities to expunge their Confederate past strikes me as, well, a bit Kafkaesque, if not a little tragicomedic. For better or worse, the Confederacy has left … Continue reading

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