We Are the Times

A few good links

July 26, 2021

Today I've been thinking about ethical integrity in today's world.  In On War, Clausewitz said "In war everything is very simple; but the simplest things are very, very difficult."  Sometimes everyday...

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Another day of links

July 23, 2021

Trying again to deliver the high-quality content you have all come to expect of me...


This is spot-on: what does reality have to do with our appetite for disaster movies?  After all it was the...

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July 22, 2021

It's odd, I seem more committed to gathering the links and saving them on my computer than I am to sharing them with you.  By now I have quite a backlog.  What is up with that?  

Who knows. Anyway...

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Just some links

July 13, 2021

Cool links today.  People complain about the interwebs, and we should, we should, but there's a lot of smart people in the world, and they're writing interesting things, and there's always more to...

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Just some links

July 06, 2021

Nothing too exciting today--just some cool links: 


The Bryn Mawr Classical Review is a place where you can keep up with the latest scholarly work published in classics. Since they consider their...

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Polarization and liberal politics

July 05, 2021

This piece has me thinking.  Why is the US's political situation so sclerotic?  Why are we so polarized, and why is the polarization not changing?

I think one reason for this is relatively simple. We...

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The Resolution Carries

July 04, 2021

Happy 4th of July!  No, seriously.

It's amazing how my own understanding of the 4th has changed over the past quarter century.  25 years ago, July 4, 1996, I was in Chicago; I was a grad student, and...

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Marking an historical moment, and some links

June 22, 2021

It's June 22nd.  Eighty years ago today, Nazi Germany and its allies invaded the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa, inaugurating what would be--if it were considered its own conflict--among the...

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Father's Day

June 20, 2021

My dad died twenty-five years ago next month, and so I have been without someone to wish a "happy Father's Day" to in person almost as long as I had someone to wish that to, which is a very strange...

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