Archive for October 2012

George McGovern, RIP

My 2006 profile/interview of the patriot from Mitchell, South Dakota: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/come-home-america-2/.

Peer Lending and the Problem of Credit

This article is reprinted with permission from The Philanthropic Enterprise and its Trends in Social Innovation project.  Eleven years ago, Bruno Rivas left Mexico City to make a better living for his family in San Francisco. He landed a jo...

The Passing of Two Great Intellectual Historians

News of the passing of Gene Genovese and Henry May took the wind out of these aging sails. In addition to reading these historians while in grad school almost thirty years ago, I knew both of them and befriended a number of their students. ...

Lessons on Limits from the Cougar Prophet

If a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, I took my prescription of limits and localism with a spoon full of pretty sweet sugar indeed.   About 20 years ago I came into possession of  Stephen Vizinczey’s In Praise of Older Women,...

Boycotting Boycotts

David Walbert explains how to avoid hypocrisy. Last week, walking across campus to the library, I was interrupted (I don’t want to say “accosted”) by a woman in her early twenties wearing a Greenpeace t-shirt. “Are you on your way to teach,...