Monthly Archives: April 2013

If you love someone, set them free

In his American Nations, Colin Woodard sets out to debunk the idea that Americans used to agree on a fundamental set of values and that we live in an age of degenerate disunion.  He is right to point out that … Continue reading

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International Man of Mystery Dance

One of my nephews was a big fan of Casino Royale;  early in his 23rd or so viewing, he turned to my niece and said, “This is the part where the cars and the clothes make me want to cry.”  … Continue reading

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Holy Roman Emperors, Batman!

Unlike some of us, my sister J had a social life when she was a student, and this source of distraction  sometimes led to unhappy quiz experiences, as when her German prof expected her to write something about Charles the … Continue reading

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