"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
The Mixolydian Mode itself has made the finals in the Top 3500 to 5000 category of the 2004 Weblog Awards, so get over and cast a vote while there's still time.
Meantime, Mr. and Mrs. P are inviting drink recipes for the WebGrog Awards. This has set me casting about for the ingredients to the Headhunter made so memorably by the genial gold-toothed barman at the China Ruby.
* New Republic editor Peter Beinart's latest, "The Good Fight," presses the argument that the struggle against Islamist totalitarianism should define contemporary liberalism.
* Hamilton College had planned to name as "artist and activist in residence" a former Weather Underground militant who was involved in the murder of a Brink's guard and two police officers and who spent 16 years in the pen for making explosives. The appointment has been derailed, thanks in good part to the reporting of Roger Kimball and colleagues at The New Criterion. Well done.
* The late David Brudnoy, a talk-radio host much respected for his intelligence, independent-mindedness and courage, is paid tribute by Thomas Hibbs.
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He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative. GK Chesterton
That's a quote that may soon find itself on the left hand side of this page. (Via TSO)
Elsewhere on the Chestertonian front: A very nice pic on the occasion of Advent * Notorious GKC