"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
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
At PBS flagship WGBH, where the call letters are said to stand for God Bless Harvard, a motivational speaker prominently featured during the recent pledge drive urges women to get in touch with their inner blueprint, to discover their inborn ties with their mothers, and to glory in their womanly cycles linked to the phases of the moon.
Noting that women have unique qualities worth celebrating gets you prime airtime on Channel 2.
On the other hand, noting that women have unique qualities worth celebrating, and that every child thus needs a mother as well as a father, gets you labeled a hater in the same Brattle Street precincts that devotedly watch Channel 2.
And noting that women have unique qualities worth celebrating, and therefore, that innate differences exist between women and men, gets you pilloried at Harvard.
That said: Behind the revolt over President Summers' departure from PC groupthink appears to be his perceived lack of deference to professorial worthies like the postmodern voodoo scholar-and-dictator's apologist who introduced the no-confidence resolution.
"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small." Henry Kissinger
"I would rather be governed by the first 200 names in the Boston phone book, than by the Harvard faculty." William F. Buckley
"The vote essentially represents the conviction of President Summers for not believing in the gods of the city."Power Line
"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."G. K. Chesterton #