David Brooks has written a fascinating essay on how self-presentation in politics is very different from that in the academic world, and how Michael Ignatieff came to grief in Canada finding this out the hard way. I don’t feel the need to comment further on politics here, but I wish Brooks had written about a third area of life: the business world. I fear that it is more like the political world than the academic world. Of course Brooks probably doesn’t know anything about business, but I wish somebody competent would write a follow-up to Brooks on how self-presentation in business differs from what occurs in academics and politics.
It’s often said that our President, Donald Trump, is a man of no moral convictions – except for those related to his own power and ego. I would quite agree that he seems to have no religion or philosophy. But […]
I have written about the increasing use of civil law to bypass the limitations and ‘rights’ attached to criminal law. But yet another tactic has recently been discovered, and maybe not all that recently. The law and concept of rape has […]
As a paddleboarder, I have supported an organization called FREESUP socal; it is, frankly, an advocacy organization. We advocate for an open, data-driven process at the local, state, and federal level on regulation of life jacket wear for stand up paddleboarding […]