Posts from the ‘Books & Arts’ category

Yeon-mi Park: A Powerful Warrior for Justice

Yeon-mi Park, North Korean defector and human rights activist, was the keynote speaker at UGA’s International Education Week last year. Students packed Tate Grand Hall to…

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REVIEW: Scruton on Beauty

“Beauty: A Very Short Introduction offers a vision for a deliberate way of life.” In Beauty: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011), British philosopher Roger…

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REVIEW: Calvin Coolidge, the Unassuming President

Today’s presidential debates will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library — a set up more provocative than it seems. Conservatives tuning in…

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Yer a Neocon, Harry

“These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has, perhaps, faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our…

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Mark Twain & the “Moral Statisticians”

Only two more days until the Board of Regents-mandated smoking prohibition is implemented on campus. Only one more day until THE ARCH CONSERVATIVE lights up in Tate Plaza…

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REVIEW: Mitt

On Friday, January 24, Netflix released Mitt — a documentary by filmmaker Greg Whiteley that follows Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 failed bids for the United…

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REVIEW: Wolf’s Appetite

Ah, The Wolf of Wall Street. What a film. Released on Christmas Day (was this supposed to be a joke?), this decadent and lewd three-hour display…

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Ovid’s Cultural Realism

Publius Ovidius Naso (better known as Ovid) was born in 43 B.C., one year after the assassination of Julius Caesar, in the town of Sulmo, just…

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Cur Res Antiquae?

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats “Learn all you can about the past, for…

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Misplaced Moral Certitude and ‘The Butler’

This past week, I took in a showing of director Lee Daniels’ latest offering, The Butler. Loosely based on the true story of White House butler…

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