Carl Eric Scott

 

 

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Why Did Huma Slip?

The recent Huma Abedin interview in People probably strikes many as a more or less forgettable red-meat story for conservatives. We already knew something was weird with this gal, although sure enough, ...

Slowly, Professor

I agree with this, uh, too much for my own good. In their new book, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy …Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber apply the principles ...
Culture

Americanism on Screen

I missed Martha Bayles’s essay “How the World Perceives the New American Dream” when it first came out last fall.  It is a useful sketch of the main themes discussed ...

That Old-Time Hollywood Religion, Part Two

The latest film by the Coen Brothers, Hail, Caesar!, nostalgically and satirically portrays the Hollywood of the studio-centered 40s-50s era.  I think it’s quite entertaining, working both for those who ...

Correct Socratic Order

A question for the more philosophy-familiar pomocon readers.  If you were charged with introducing some folks to Socrates, which dialogues would you choose?   Ground rules:  you get to choose up ...

Socrates in Film

Can you, or how do you, portray the action of philosophical learning on film?   Well, I’m not saying that this 1971 film Socrates I ran across the other day succeeds at ...

Titus Techera on Film

Down in the thread on my last Hail, Caesar! post, I received some great feedback from occasional pomocon commenter Titus Techera.  Even more importantly, I learned that Titus has a ...