Tag Archives: Dinesh D’Souza

The Quality of Mercy

There were those who thought that the new Constitution was a monumentally bad idea – it needed work. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and John Jay didn’t – they liked it. They decided to promote the ratification of the new … Continue reading

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Grading Papers

Teaching high school English back in the seventies wasn’t bad at all, especially at that prep school in upstate New York. That’s the thing about private schools – they’re exclusive. Those who won’t be able to keep up aren’t admitted, … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Whining

Looking back on that decade of teaching long ago some things become clear. Sure, you wanted the kids to understand what the hell was going on in Hamlet or the Odyssey or that Theodore Roethke poem, and you also knew … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Some Other Place

Let’s do this in the second person, because it could be you. That’s why people write in the second person – to suggest something that could be universal, or at least fairly common. And let’s posit a given, something everyone … Continue reading

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