Newhart, Bullies, Shunning, and Cliques: The High-Schoolization of America

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I was really disappointed to read that 85 year-old comedian, Bob Newhart -- a man who managed to have not one, but two highly successful television sitcoms and end both of them on brilliant, darn near iconic notes -- recently cancelled a speaking engagement rather than have to deal with being hassled.He was to speak before a gathering of Legatus members -- a group of Catholic businessfolk who try to conform both their personal and business lives to Catholic teaching.Many of the Legatus … [Read more...]

Remaking America: Who was Prescient and What Will Come? – UPDATED

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"Very soon you'll be able to boil your mother in oil on the Pont Royal--and nobody will blink an eye. What is being done to you is only a pale shadow of what is being planned for the repression of persons and the suppression of debate. The new propaganda chiefs will make Goebbels look like a schoolboy amateur. . . . If it means sweeping the streets with tanks twice a day we'll do it. If it means pre-dawn raids on dissidents or too-vocal idealists we'll have them out in their nightshirts and … [Read more...]


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