We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"All in all, the European model is unlikely to be replicated on the world stage--and it may be scaled back and even dismantled in Europe itself when the evidence that India and China are overtaking it becomes too embarrassingly clear." If you have 15 minutes, James Bennett has an excellent essay on the history and economic history of Europe. Click here: The National Interest | | Publications::Article
It has become a truism that campus diversity means nothing more than diversity of skin color and sexual proclivities. Are these not the dumbest things for universities to be thinking about? Bird Dog was around during the mythic 60s, but the battle against segregation is long won. There must be a lot of self-righteous folks out there trying to relive it or to recreate it. Silly. Truth is that there is NO diversity of ideas on campuses, and yet ideas are what they are supposed to be concerned with. If they want to change the world, I'd suggest a little experience in it, first. Click here: The American Enterprise: Diversity on Campus? There Is None
Steyn wonders where all of the "Not in Our Name" protesters went: "Islamism, with its plans to destroy America, take back Europe, colonise Australia and set you up with 72 virgins, may be bonkers but it’s a big idea. And you can’t beat it with a small, shrivelled idea like another decade or three of Mubarak or Assad or some such. The Bush administration decided that the only big idea they had to sell was liberty" Click here: SteynOnTheWorld