Hitchens unloads on Clinton and the Bosnian farce.
The Importance of Having a MentorThe late Professor William Alfred, who passed away in 1999, probably defines the word mentor for me better than anyone else I can think of. Long before I came fumbling my way through Harvard, he had inspired and guided huge talents like Tommy Lee Jones, Stockard Channing, and most famously… Continue reading
Does the Advance of Science Mean Secularization? Sociologist (and Anglican cleric) David Martin thinks not: Sociology is a humble affair and definitely not constructed after the model of rocket science or quantum mechanics. That is because it is a subject with a human subject matter. It does, however, operate within certain evidential constraints on matters… Continue reading
A little bit of After Effects can be a dangerous thing… Or a funny thing.
Brian Boyd, in an interesting article, argues that scholars of literature need to retreat from the shopworn ‘deconstructionist’ approach to texts, and consider anew what science has to offer the discipline: Patterns in fiction, as in life, may proliferate and obscure other patterns. They can yield rich but sometimes far-from-evident implications. They may be open-ended:… Continue reading