Category Archives: Andrew J. Bacevich

Dancing With the Devil

A long, long time ago, when public schools still had music programs, you might have found yourself in a student orchestra slogging through the ballet music to Gounod’s Faust – it’s catchy, and easy enough to master. And it’s silly … Continue reading

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Looking at Who We Are

Definitive assessments based on arbitrary standards, or no standards at all, set in stone on an artificial date – we love that sort of thing. It’s American Idol – and your annual performance appraisal at work or your kid’s grades … Continue reading

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