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Matt Drudge and the Patton Effect

Bear with me on this one. It may turn out to be one of the strangest posts I ever made in this forum. I am attempting to draw an analogy as we reflect on the 20th anniversary of the Clinton … Continue reading

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The Grievous Sin of ACT and SAT Score Stamping

I am appalled and have been for a long time by how standardized test scores, especially ACT and SAT scores, tend to be stamped on the foreheads of young people for the rest of their lives.    As the father … Continue reading

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A Classical Scholar’s View of World War II

A day or two following Christmas is nerd nirvana for me.  I take all of my Barnes and Noble gift cards to the nearest store to stock up on a six month’s supply of books. I am an avid student … Continue reading

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Prophets and Sages as Curators

Last night I watched Peter Sellers in Being There (1979), one of my favorite films. The thought occurred to me: that movie anticipated the digital age by roughly a generation. Even back then, people were overwhelmed by information. Gardener, an … Continue reading

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Sympathy for Those with Good Intentions

I’ve felt a strong sense of kinship with Winston Churchill since reading William Manchester’s magisterial account of the late British prime minister and statesman. Churchill is remembered among most historians as the greatest national leader of the 20th century.  Yet, … Continue reading

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Among the World’s Great, but Unwitting Innovators

I’ve mentioned before how fascinating it is to consider how religious mystics, leaders and reformers have unwittingly contributed to innovation – entire platforms, in many cases – that have transformed the world in ways that they scarcely could have imagined. … Continue reading

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A Threat to Human Scaffolding

According to research conducted by the universities of Oxford and Coventry, religious beliefs are linked neither to intuition nor to rational thinking. Previous studies indicated that people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical.  Moreover when … Continue reading

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