Peter Lawler is Dana Professor of Government and former chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at Berry College. He serves as executive editor of the journal Perspectives on Political Science, and has been chair of the politics and literature section of the American Political Science Association. He also served on the editorial board of the new bilingual critical edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He has written or edited fifteen books and over 200 articles and chapters in a wide variety of venues. He was the 2007 winner of the Weaver Prize in Scholarly Letters. Lawler served on President Bush's Council on Bioethics from 2004-09. He writes Big Think's conservative blog Rightly Understood, and his most recent book, Modern and American Dignity, is available from ISI Books.
So here’s a funny article on the sheer silliness and passive-aggressive hostility of the jargon that dominates the worlds of management, consultants, marketing, and all that.… MORE >>
So the University of Colorado has hired my friend Steve Hayward to be a visiting professor in conservative thought and policy.… MORE >>
Nathan Harden writes with his characteristic techno-confidence that most higher education will be online soon enough.… MORE >>
The Democrats, at their convention, stood so stridently for the rights of the liberated single woman that they offered the Republicans the opportunity to counter with a defense of the moral virtue of ordinary Americans devoted to God, family, country, and worthwhile work well done.… MORE >>
Here’s a thought of the novelist Walker Percy’s searching character Will Barrett in The Last Gentleman:… MORE >> For until this moment he had lived in a state of pure possibility, not knowing what sort of man he was or what he must do, and supposing therefore that he must be all men and do everything.
So I’ve gotten a lot (meaning several) emails complaining that I haven’t gotten around to keeping my promise of talking about Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind… MORE >>.
So, a few of you have asked, why have you stopped talking about movies?… MORE >>
. . . in reruns, of course. So I realize I’ve been pretty short on pop culture commentary lately.… MORE >>
There are so many great articles in the July/August issue of the Atlantic… MORE >> that I could pretty much blog on it alone for the rest of year.
The nonpartisan yet aggressively reforming mayor of NYC wants to ban sugary drinks of more than 16 ounces from being sold in various public establishments.… MORE >>