May, 2013

Where Are We, and Where Should We Go?

“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.” So said Abraham Lincoln as he opened his famous “House Divided” speech in 1858, drawing upon an ancient notion of prudence found in the works of Aristotle. So say I in this opening issue of my newsletter, Doubting Thomas. This newsletter aims to serve several...

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Harry Neumann, R.I.P.

Harry Neumann, R.I.P.

I learned of the sad passing of Professor Harry Neumann. He was a long-time teacher of political philosophy at Scripps College and the Claremont Graduate University in California. He was my teacher. When I was graduating from college, I had no idea what to do. I went to my friend and advisor, Paul Basinski, and told him I wanted to keep learning around thoughtful, serious people interested in...

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