aburglar

Extreme Virtue 1: The Watergate Syndrome

The Watergate Syndrome Randall Auxier   Some of you will recognize this picture. It’s famous in some circles. But for those who don’t, please think along with me for a few hundred words. I am reading through a book on virtue by Crispin Sartwell. He wanted to talk about five virtues that are not often…

4376471879_781bcaf747_b

Self Esteem and Other Nonsense

One of the curious notions that permeates education circles these days, especially in the lower grades, is the idea that children should be told they are wonderful when they aren’t the least bit remarkable. This notion has expanded beyond the schools and now permeates the culture as a whole; it was recently questioned by a…

Zoetnet

Histrionics and Honesty

The tennis player breaks serve to even the match and drops to one knee, pumps his fist four times and turns to his player’s box and gives out a primal scream that makes the birds for hundreds of feet around leave their trees in a panic. The defensive end makes a routine tackle, leaps up,…