Archive for December 2012

Benedict XVI – Porcher

From an address calling for a renewal of agricultural work by Pope Benedict in November, 2010: “To this end, it is essential to cultivate and spread a clear ethic that is up to the task of addressing current challenges: Everyone shoul...

Why Isn’t Romania Rich?

An address to the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, June 22, 2012 It is puzzling to note that somewhere between 4 million and 8 million Romanians have left the country. Indeed, Traian Băsescu has estimated the number as high 12 millio...

Still on the Line

In which I attend a Glen Campbell concert. As a Christmas bonus, two tunes from the displaced Arkansan’s haunting valedictory album: here and here.

Opportunity in the Ruins

Hidden Springs Lane. The dust has hardly settled over the Great Campaign of 2012 and already the same people are arguing about The Fiscal Cliff. In other words, after suffering through what seemed an interminable campaign during which more ...