Monthly Archives: September 2020

How We Live Now: Scenes From the Pandemic

I commend Bill Hayes’ short new book to you, which serves as a sequel to Insomniac City, but stands quite nicely on its own. A self-described street photographer, How to Live Now combines thoughts from Hayes’ journaling during the pandemic … Continue reading

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Why Mea Culpa White Apologia is Ineffective – Part 4

COVID-19 and the George Floyd murder were matches that lit the touch paper setting off Social Justice wildfires and culture war battles that have been smoldering beneath the surface since Shelby Steele’s book was published five years ago. BLM, the … Continue reading

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Why Mea Culpa White Apologia is Ineffective – Part 3

We ended Part 2 with citations from Shelby Steele’s Shame demonstrating the fundamental flaw of white people believing that beating their breasts in apology for white privilege is going to elevate status, achievement level, or quality of life for black … Continue reading

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Why Mea Culpa White Apologia is Ineffective – Part 2

Part 1 set the stage for a thorough look at Shelby Steele’s views, expounded in his book, Shame. By way of brief review, BLM inspired uprisings are flourishing unabated in many cities, aided by white guilt over self-proclaimed inadequacies and … Continue reading

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Why Mea Culpa White Apologia is Ineffective

I’ve generally tried to steer clear of discussing politics with friends. While it can serve as a bond when two parties agree, it can also be one of the surest ways to strain a friendship when points of view misalign. … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant

Thanks to Dr. Dan Wohlgelernter for his recommendation to read Ron Chernow’s 959 page tome on Grant, and to Dr. Gary Williams for his impetus to re-visit history and historic figures. It’s fair to say that Ulysses hasn’t been accorded … Continue reading

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