A Party Like It’s 1964

“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds. In recent years we have seen angry minds at work mainly among extreme right-wingers, who have now demonstrated…how much political leverage can be got out of the animosities and passions of a small minority.” Richard Hofstadter’s words accurately describe the current state of American politics… Continue reading A Party Like It’s 1964

Mr. Tortoise and Mr. Hare

You’ve probably all heard the story of Mr. Tortoise and Mr. Hare, but did you ever hear about their rematch? Sure! It makes sense, doesn’t it? Have you met a member of the Hare family who wasn’t a sore loser? As soon as that first race was over, Mr. Hare began to complain to anyone… Continue reading Mr. Tortoise and Mr. Hare

My First Rugby Match

I don’t really know what rugby is. But this is what it looks like: 30 guys in really short shorts, clamped on to one another by the crotch, trying to knock each other down and occasionally throwing an overgrown white football back and forth while shouting out things like “Twenty-four! Thirty-seven! Twenty-one! Lithuania!” I’m not… Continue reading My First Rugby Match