Right Stuff for Rhode Island

Might another “Kennedy seat” become “the people’s seat”? Republicans across Rhode Island, as well as plenty outside the state, are praying that will be the case. Their aspirations ride on John Loughlin, whose campaign for the first congressional district many see as a reprise of Scott Brown’s smash insurgency. Continue reading “Right Stuff for Rhode Island”

Fear Not the Radical Professor

Though it may not have been the intended reaction, I was greatly amused that William F. Buckley, Jr. actually seemed to take his professors so seriously in his classic God and Man at Yale. 

Of course, this book was published before the countercultural movements of the 1960s.  That era and the subsequent generation of academics it produced profoundly changed the dynamics of the University, and I believe it did so for the worse.  I have always been intrigued by professors who claim to embody and perpetuate the spirit of the 1960s counterculture.  Continue reading “Fear Not the Radical Professor”