What a Veteran Knows

Leon Kass and Amy Kass have put together a new civics curriculum “The American Calendar” which “explores the purpose and meaning of our civic holidays, showing how their repeated celebration helps unite and identify us as a people and attaches us to our country.” I was honored to have an essay I wrote for First [Read More…]

A Commonplace Blog

In the sixteenth century commonplace books—essentially scrapbooks filled with its creator’s particular interests—became widely used, as Alan Jacobs explains, “because literate people were discombobulated by the flood of information that the printing press had unleashed on them.” It’s not surprising then that in an era that is even more deluged with information, we’d adopt similar [Read More…]