- Megan McArdle, “Failure to Represent” – from the article: The way things are set up now, unions effectively have a legal duty to represent their members as zealously as possible.
- Jay Cost, “The Glorified Clerkship” – not sure about the overall argument, but the brief mention of Neustadt’s Presidential Power got my attention: His [Neustadt's] thesis is that the formal powers of the presidency — as outlined in Article II of the Constitution — are sparse, leaving the chief executive as little more than a clerk. What gives the presidency such potential is the informal power of the office, which comes from the ability of the occupant to inspire awe in the public.
- Don’t remember if I linked to these before, but you should really take a look at Paul’s newer icons: Christ wedding icon | Theotokos wedding icon
- “Of the Mayflower Compact” – a solid review of an important document in American history
I am a graduate student in political science at the University of Dallas who thinks the media is dumb for the most part, yet am immersed myself. I am looking to break my addiction, and this blog is part of the solution: Why not try to see what the past can tell us about the present, as opposed to seeing what the present has to say about the present only?
OK, I’m sold. What should I read here?
- Analysis of The Gettysburg Address: Is Democracy Feasible?
- Analysis of Lincoln's "Second Inaugural:" Where do American virtues lie?
- Commentary on the Book of Jonah
- On "Batman Begins"
- From Love to God: On Hopkins' "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"
- On Emily Dickinson's "These are the days when birds come back..."
- The Coming Age: Macbeth and the Birth of the Modern World
- On Polemarchus: Commentary on the Republic of Plato, 331d-336a
- A Reading of Plato's "Crito"
- Towards a Nietzschean Understanding of Politics: Notes on "The Case of Wagner"