Tag Archives: Elitism

Considering the Certain Elite

It’s a funny thing about PhD programs. The Masters work was a slog, but not all that bad – it was easy enough to keep things in perspective and chat with the wife and wash the car and feed the … Continue reading

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American Contrarian

Americans don’t get around much, and it’s probably a good thing they don’t. It’s probably best to stay home. Japan, for example, is entirely incomprehensible – a culture where the notion of shame is paramount. No American CEO who screwed … Continue reading

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The Elites and the Common Man

The last Sunday in September here in Hollywood was a bit brutal – by noon it was a hundred ten in the shade, and there wasn’t much of that. And the air was bone dry, which meant Red Flag warnings … Continue reading

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Determining Who is Wise, Who Is Smart, and Who is Good

A long, long time ago – in the late seventies, the dying days of disco, when suddenly Margaret Thatcher was running Britain and the Shah hightailed it out of Iran and then the new folks there took our folks hostage, … Continue reading

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