The great medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer created timeless characters in his Canterbury Tales; archetypal personalities such as the Wife of Bath and the Miller endure to this day. Through them Chaucer could […]
Boomers, part 5: Woodstock nation…
The arrival of The Beatles in February of 1964 and the subsequent cultural changes they fostered (whether consciously or not) paralleled momentous changes in the American social and political landscape. From 1964-70 […]
Boomers, part 4: "…that old crazy Asian war…"
The Boomer generation’s view of war and the purposes of war was and is the result of United States involvement in Vietnam. Unlike subsequent generations, Boomers (at least males and tangentially females) […]
Boomers, part 3: Beatle and other manias…
Ceci n’est pas Pink #@#@^&%$ Floyd… Historians often argue that dates should not be the focus of history. Hell, much of the last quarter century has been dominated by intellectuals arguing that […]
Boomers, part 2: in which Beaver decides to be fab…
America’s First Family, Boomer parents’ edition The Boomers are the first TV generation. We’ve been intimates of television since its infancy as the mass medium of choice for Americans. Because of television’s […]
What's it Thursday?
by Djerrid Hi everyone! Sorry for posting two days early last week. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
Boomers, part 1: how does it feel?
Not Mr. Jones…. Everything starts somewhere. This series of posts starts from a thoughtful post by Sara Robinson over at Campaign for America’s Future that our colleague Russ Wellen alerted us to. […]
NYT on Obama: "Can a liberal be a unifier?" Progressives: "YES!"
By Martin Bosworth I’ve seen a lot of brain-crushingly stupid stuff coming out of the so-called “paper of record” in recent years, but this just takes the aneurysm-inducing cake: To achieve the […]
John and Elizabeth Edwards agree: Getting us out of Iraq can end the recession
By Martin Bosworth After the sad event that was John Edwards ending his run for president, I wondered what he would do with himself next. While Clinton and Obama furiously courted him […]
Go home, King Ralph, and take your army of whiners with you
By Martin Bosworth So by now you’ve probably heard that Ralph Nader is once again making a third run for the presidency. It pains me to have to say it, but Nader […]