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A Philosopher Defends Favoritism

A Philosopher Defends Favoritism

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Philosopher Steven T. Asma Steven T. Asma has an interesting article on fairness versus favoritism at The Chronicle of Higher Education website. Favoritism, acting on behalf of our friends, neighbors, and kin, is a deeply rooted human instinct, Asma points out, and one that contradicts abstract ideas of fairness. [...]

Obama’s Calling: America’s Life After Death—Selwyn Duke

Obama’s Calling: America’s Life After Death—Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE I have never been so unhappy to be right. I’ve long said that Barack Obama would win re-election, and two weeks ago I stated as much in print. In making this prediction, I was almost alone among traditionalist pundits, with some, such as Dick Morris (Mr. Batting Zero), actually forecasting a Mitt Romney landslide. And, no, [...]

Remembering the Work of Jacques Barzun

Remembering the Work of Jacques Barzun

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Jacques Barzun The great teacher, cultural historian and social critic Jacques Barzun died yesterday (October 25, 2012) at the age of 104. The French-born Barzun’s father, Henri-Martin Barzun, was a civil servant in the French ministry of labor, but the elder Barzun was also a writer and many prominent authors and [...]

Why Diversity?

Why Diversity?

Abigail Fisher and her attorney BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The Fisher affirmative action case has inspired Philosophy professor Chris Surprenant to contribute an excellent opinion piece to today’s New Orleans Times Picayune. Professor Surprenant suggests that the Fisher case should encourage us to think about the value of diversity and [...]

Bernard Lewis on the Middle East and Islam—Carl Bankston

Bernard Lewis on the Middle East and Islam—Carl Bankston

Historian Bernard Lewis BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The part of the world dominated by Islam concerns all of us today, as we face a Syria already in a state of civil war, deal with the shock of an American ambassador murdered by religious fanatics in Libya, and attempt to block new terrorist attacks against our own country. Bernard Lewis is one [...]

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