• Rhodes to Hell
    Column
    February 8, 2016

    Rhodes to Hell

    Here’s some more good stuff from the “academy” to get 2016 rolling. It concerns Cecil Rhodes, the empire builder who left an Oxford college more than 50 million big ones in today’s money.
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  • Protest Too Much
    Column
    January 11, 2016

    Protest Too Much

    On the campuses of America, fascism lives, although these modern fascists lack the sartorial brilliance of Benito’s mobs.
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  • College, Diversity, and the Middle Class
    Views
    September 7, 2015

    College, Diversity, and the Middle Class

    When my father died, I was eight years old, the third of four children. Mother repeatedly made it clear that if we wanted to go to college like our parents—and we must—we would have to study hard to obtain scholarships.
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  • Is the Game Worth the Candle?
    Views
    September 7, 2015

    Is the Game Worth the Candle?

    Our Lord taught us all about bad bargains. To lose your own soul and to receive in exchange that mere pittance called “the whole world” should be counted as one of those bad bargains.
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  • It’s a Drag
    Cultural Revolutions
    December 6, 2014

    It’s a Drag

    That characteristic feature of our age, the impressively feckless adolescent indulged by a craven and cynical media, reared its head this past October 15 in the rural community of Randle, Washington.
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  • 4.0 and You’re Out!
    Reviews
    December 6, 2014

    4.0 and You’re Out!

    When I was a junior at the Trinity School in New York, Mr. Clarence Bruner-Smith, head of the Upper School, assured me that I had an excellent chance of being accepted at Yale if I accepted the editorship of the school literary magazine.
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