Tag Archives: Great Society

Addressing Poverty

Government exists to perpetuate itself, by establishing and maintaining a certain kind of orderliness, and defending that orderliness against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That’s about it, for monarchies and dictatorships and theocracies and democracies and any other possible arrangement … Continue reading

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For Fifty Years Now

Fifty years is a long time ago, and no one remembers what happened then, whatever it was, as if it was yesterday. Wednesday, January 8, 1964 – that would have been the next to last year of high school, in … Continue reading

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Social Trust

It was the graduate work at Duke long ago – the major in Early Eighteen Century British Literature and the minor in Early Twentieth Century American Literature – that led to the suggestion from many to go see that Woody … Continue reading

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