Tag Archives: Joan Walsh

Race Baiting

Nature abhors a vacuum, and so did the late Harriet-the-Cat here, but that wasn’t quite the same thing. There’s the physics of the equilibrium of states, and entropy, and the mathematics of regression to the mean over large data sets, … Continue reading

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The Defining Issue of Our Times

Here’s an axiom. People like the result of change, but they hate change itself – it upsets them. That should be absurdly obvious, but in the late eighties and far into the nineties, that was the big management issue – … Continue reading

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The New Problem with Motherhood

Another Veterans Day has come and gone, with Americans of all political persuasions saying “thank you for your service” – sheepishly or defiantly – to the few in the military, about one half of one percent of the population now. … Continue reading

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White-Out

It’s best to come of age when then nation is coming of age too, but that’s a crap-shoot – you don’t get to choose when you were born. It’s just that coming of age in the sixties was, as they … 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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Hacking Away

There have been a few feints to the left and right but no third party in America has ever amounted to much of anything. Sure they exist – a Libertarian Party and a Green Party and a Socialist Party and … Continue reading

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An Impossibly Bad Day

Hemingway is long gone and so are Gertrude Stein and her friend Alice, but Woody Allen showed in his recent movie that nostalgia is stupid – or at least it makes you injudicious. That Paris – Hemingway’s Moveable Feast – … Continue reading

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