Monthly Archives: January 2014

Steve Jobs- the modern example of a classic liberal

This past week we have been discussing classical liberalism and civic republicanism. Jennet asked us to think of someone that embodies either. Over the break, I watched a couple documentaries, and even read a biography on Steve Jobs. He’s a … Continue reading

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Blog Assignment # 1: The George Stinney case of 1944, and the Retrial of 2013-14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_7aC7Uf2ww, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ywOldIv4_s, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEbidLbXFRU, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhrlAQY_PQQ, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nkztkrxR70, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KRHiLvRqXY Has the eyesight of Lady Justice, who is supposedly blind, worsened over the past seventy years?  Between the year 1944 and 2014, has Lady Justice gotten better at her ability to discern when she … Continue reading

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Classic Liberalism — Were They on to Something?

During our first week in class, we studied the ideology of Classic Liberalism.  We read and discussed two perspectives involving Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance and Other Essays.  Initially, both writings struck me as selfish, egotistically … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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