Anonymous Was A Woman

For all feminists and sticklers for proper quote attribution alike, the Yale Alumni Magazine has a wonderful must-read article setting the record straight on the real women who wrote famous lines either falsely attributed to men or long attribute to “anonymous”.  (Virginia Woolf wrote that she “would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so [Read More...]

Natascha McElhorne’s Grief

I have long had a mild crush on Natascha McElhorne since her role in The Truman Show as Truman’s dream woman beyond his confines. So, I was struck and saddened to read that for two years now she has been coping with the loss of her husband, which happened while she was pregnant with their [Read More...]

Twain Uncensored

The unabridged Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, delayed by Twain’s request for a century, is coming this fall. The New York Times describes choice passages: Twain excoriates “the iniquitous Cuban-Spanish War” and Gen. Leonard Wood’s “mephitic record” as governor general in Havana. In writing about an attack on a tribal group in the Philippines, [Read More...]

On The Various Disciplines’ Resources For Engaging The Enduring Questions

Professor Jude Jones has stopped by to offer an excellent retort to my recent remarks in reply to her. Our topic is whether a new NEH call for grant proposals presumes that non-philosophers can address “the enduring questions” usually considered the domain of philosophy better than philosophers have or equal to how we have.  Here [Read More...]


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