Current Wisdom

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"Current Wisdom" THE NATION In her aptly titled column "Diary of a Mad Law Professor," Patricia J. Williams elucidates the cause of her bloodshot eyes: As the fear that has gripped our nation...

...October 2002] INFOWORLD...
...Gottlieb said...
...CURRENT WISDOM THE NATION In her aptly titled column "Diary of a Mad Law Professor," Patricia J. Williams elucidates the cause of her bloodshot eyes: As the fear that has gripped our nation metastasizes beyond the profiling that has so constrained ghetto life and spreads to women who eat alone in public places while checking their watches, I worry that we are all at risk of becoming more child-like, more intimidated, less able to deal straightforwardly with the big men in charge...
...October 21, 2002] THE NEW YORK TIMES On the occasion of the sad expiration of Professor Norman O. Brown, the peculiarly chaste philosopher of the 1960s sexual revolution, an energetic Times obituarist interviews the zany British philosopher Sir Stuart Hampshire who simply cannot restrain himself Sir Stuart praised many of Dr...
...She had already set me up with two guys, but my attempts at romance with them were a catastrophe...
...And so I worry about what goes into my trash bins...
...Nicholas Confessore in the otherwise glum precincts of the American Prospect: To generalize, conservative pundits assume that establishment media such as the Times are partisan because that's how their own journalists are expected to operate...
...Two homojokesters give him a good leg pulling: Wallace McPherson Alston III and Nicholas Gottlieb celebrated their partnership with a commitment ceremony yesterday at Judson Memorial Church in New York...
...September 29, 2002] THE AMERICAN PROSPECT Psychiatry practiced free of charge on American conservative journalists by Dr...
...October 7, 2002] THE WASHINGTON POST Columnist Michael Kinsley, writing from abroad: Ordinarily conservatives are quite thrilled by the idea of a genetic basis for nearly anything, and eager to accuse liberals of refusing to face the truth...
...When the couple met for drinks one Sunday evening at Florent, a restaurant in lower Manhattan, their first impressions were promising...
...They threw thousands of innocent people into prison without even charging them with a crime...
...She assured me that Nick was the one for me, and I figured, `What did I have to lose...
...September 20, 2002] THE NEW YORK TIMES The ever-earnest editor of the cutting-edge New York Times opens the wedding pages of the paper to same-sex couples, and what is his reward...
...October 5, 2002] HARPER'S More tut-tutting from Lewis Lapham, who apparently still believes in the existence of the Hitler Diaries and apparently even the Stalin Diaries, as do his friends, if he actually has friends: When asked by worried friends and acquaintances whether the president was borrowing his geopolitical theory from the diaries of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler, I assured them that the president didn't have the patience to read more than two or three pages of a Tom Clancy novel...
...Alston recalled...
...Did government gangsters murder the United States' most liberal legislator...
...They became an item almost immediately, and within two weeks took off together for MacMahan Island in Maine, where Mr...
...Alston said...
...COM Hopeful asseverations declaimed to a trade association audience from WorldCom CEO John Sidgmore, the New Economy's version of the Comeback Kid: If you get away from the debt and fraud, this is a tremendous company with tremendous asset [sic...
...Alston's father and a Presbyterian minister...
...They believe Howell Raines runs the New York Times the way they know Wes Pruden runs the Washing-ton Times...
...It needs to be saved and it will be...
...Gottlieb met in August 1992 on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend...
...Alston had spent summers with his family since childhood...
...Many of these boisterous tunes share common leitmotifs, including violence, carnage, heavy drinking, and the use of odd noises rarely found in college classrooms...
...The whole subject appeals to their treasured sense of futility...
...Now some Democrats and progressive Americans are asking the unthinkable about an administration they increasingly believe to be ruled by thugs and renegades...
...October 18, 2002] UEXPRESS.COM The Universal Press Syndicate's most promising replacement for Michael Kinsley, Ted Rail, proves yet again that the present administration is not going to pull the wool over his bloodshot eyes: George W. Bush and his henchmen stole the presidency...
...Nobody had ever said that before," he said...
...We said goodbye, and as I turned from him, I was smiling so hard my cheeks hurt...
...Wallace M. Alston Jr., who is Mr...
...The Reverend Peter Laarman, a minister of the United Church of Christ, officiated, with Cantor Ellen L. Stettner and the Reverend Dr...
...Alston and Mr...
...They're gearing up to invade Iraq without bothering to come up with a substantial justification...
...September 15, 2002] 82 THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2002...
...Talk of foul play began hours after Senator Paul Wellstone's plane went down over .. . [October 29, 2002] THE NEW YORK TIMES A musicologist at the illustrious Times demonstrates that the Great Republic really is ready to confront Saddam Hussein to the utmost: Every Saturday throughout the fall, when a college football team finds itself in desperate need of inspiration, its fans often exhort them on to victory with their school's fight song...
...It was very, very intelligent...
...Brown's intellectual insights, mentioning in particular his recognition of Jonathan Swift's hatred of the physical functions of the body...
...It was taking him to my sacred spot, and that truly meant that I liked him a lot...

Vol. 35 • November 2002 • No. 6


 
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