Consensus for thee

by james on September 21, 2015

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Interesting stories from the National Association of Scholars on the use of ‘consensus’ as the blunt weapon to silence those whose opinions are unpopular with the club wielder. Academic “consensus” is in the news. Stetson University professor of psychology Christopher Ferguson, writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, recently gave a run-down on how the American […]


by james on September 12, 2015

in Blog

There is nothing wrong with crying. Sometimes it is necessary. There is a time for every thing under heaven. Yet I am always suspicious of extravangant displays of emotion, whether grief or joy. Think of Tom Cruise doing somersaults on Oprah’s couch (in short order followed by a divorce), or of the purging at the death […]