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January 11, 2021

Just because I have a backlog.  There was a session of the Society of Christian Ethics yesterday on "Public Scholarship," and I may post my comments on that soon.  But not today.


This is a...

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January 08, 2021

Nothing major.  Read if you want.


A really great interview with Angus Deaton and Amartya Sen, mostly about Sen's career and thinking on politics and economics.  Very much worth a read--highly...

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Thinking about national essence

January 07, 2021

A lot to think about today, but for now, I'll just give you an oblique bank shot.  Remember, very little in history is unprecedented.  This moment definitely has precidents.


This morning I've...

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Grieving after 2020

January 03, 2021

Yes, there are crazy things happening on the political scene, but I have nothing very distinctive to say on that.  But on other things, maybe I do; or maybe I just have other points of view to remind...

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January 02, 2021

Just some small pieces, for you to enjoy.


A good piece: the value of the humanities must be at least visible to those outside the academy, because the questions at the heart of the humanities are...

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December 20, 2020

Nothing too exciting.

Terrific story of how Frank Sinatra came to record “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” with Nelson Riddle. This seems right to me:

Frank’s restlessness—in his art, his personal...

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December 17, 2020

I did a thing today with Yale sociologist Phil Gorski; I think that will be up soon, and when it's up, I'll post it here.  In the meantime, some bread and circuses for the masses.


Fun story about...

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December 16, 2020

I'm back, babies!  Sorry for the month-long silence; it's been busy at the end of the semester.  I'm slowly pulling myself out of the rubble, and here's what I have, for starters.


The phrase...

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