Tag Archives: Iraq War

Assessing Regret

Ask anyone. The French can’t do rock – not the head-banging stuff, or the surfer stuff, or the bar-band stuff – none of it. Johnny Hallyday may be the French Elvis Presley – but that’s kind of a joke. He … Continue reading

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Talking About Nothing At All

It’s hard to describe graduate school, probably because it’s so intense and at the same time so divorced from anything like real life. There would be times, at Duke University in the early seventies, when there’d be that odd moment … Continue reading

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On Ignoring Ominous Background Noise

Do you remember Gary Hart and Monkey Business? No? Well that’s okay – what seems important one day will be trivia soon enough. In a year will anyone remember anything about Rod Blagojevich – and what that led to? Wasn’t … Continue reading

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