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WEEK IN REVIEW: Scots and the Soul

Sentimental secession? (Photo courtesy Axis12002)

Welcome to the Week In Review, published every Friday on the blog. WiR is a collaborative effort of TAC’s Editors and contributors. Thought- and mirth-provoking articles we stumble across are placed here, along with an arch tagline.


A Home for the Soul

“Beauty and Order,” Brian Miller, Intercollegiate Review

THE EDITORS: Scruton for the win.

Life Skills

Critical Thinking vs. The Virtue of BS”, Peter Lawler, Postmodern Conservative

THE EDITORS: The latter — high school students always knew it was. 

Fixing Problems

“What IS in a word?” The Dartmouth Review

THE EDITORS: Compassion for the difficulty of real situations speaks louder than semantic shenanigans.

Stereotypes: CONFIRMED!

“The Georgia Panhellenic Playlist: Which Song is Your Sorority?” The Odyssey

THE EDITORS: MY EYES… they burn!

Tell Me More

“Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action,” Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Campus Reform

THE EDITORS: Yet another reason to choose UGA (but shoutout to Collegiate Network sister publication, The Tiger Town Observer.)

Personal Disregard

“The Media’s Absurd NFL Hysteria,” Rich Lowry, Politico

THE EDITORS: To what extent does publicizing one victim’s pain ameliorate a nationwide problem?

Pre-Game Commentary

“The Scottish Disease,” Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

“Useful” Science

“Banana peel study, ugly art research win Ig Nobel spoof awards,” Richard Valdamanis, Reuters

What Happens in Basements…

“Austrian town officials resign after Nazi basement film,” Michael Shields and Shadia Nasralla, Reuters

Christie Exonerated

“FLASHBACK: Liberals Were Convinced Chris Christie’s Political Career Was Over,” The Washington Free Beacon 

THE EDITORS: We expect wall-to-wall coverage from MSNBC, CNN, et. al. 

Minoring in Beer: It’s Not a Joke Anymore

“This College Actually Lets Students Minor in Craft Beer,” National Journal

THE EDITORS: Let the push for a Recreational Tobacco minor at UGA begin! Sorry, Board of Regents…