Phi Beta Cons

Peter Wood’s Latest, Nicest Letter

In earlier posts I linked to National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood’s fine letters to Scripps College’s trustees and president, criticizing the school’s decision to disinvite George Will from speaking there. But Miami University has recently defied the gods of political correctness and allowed Mr. Will to speak there, and Peter has eloquently congratulated the school’s president for that.

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It’s the Deep Breath before the Plunge

Warning. SPOILERS are ahead. If you don’t want to know anything about episode two of the final season of Game of Thrones, stop reading. Now. One of my favorite moments in Peter Jackson's outstanding adaptation of Lord of the Rings happened in the final movie, The Return of the King. On the eve of Mordor's ... Read More