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William Graham Sumner’s ‘Forgotten Man’ – Mark Hendrickson

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This week (Oct. 30 to be precise) marks the 173rd anniversary of the birth of William Graham Sumner (1840-1910). Sumner, one...

Napoleon Chagnon's Noble Savages

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III If one of the purposes of a book review is to inspire readers to take up the original work, Elizabeth...

Napoleon Chagnon’s Noble Savages

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III If one of the purposes of a book review is to inspire readers to take up the original work, Elizabeth...

Racist America? – Prof. Carl L. Bankston

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Many of my academic colleagues are dedicated to the proposition that the United States is racist to the core. That,...

Inhumane Conditioning

The Intersection of the American Civil War and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict BY ANDRÉ FRENCH In light of the celebratory atmosphere surrounding Spielberg’s Lincoln, and the disturbing...

Commencement Controversy

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III There is a very small but symbolically interesting controversy at my university over this year’s recently announced commencement speaker, the...

Peter Wood on the New Civics

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Earlier, I commented on the report A Crucible Moment, written by a task force under the sponsorship of the Department...

Dr. Saltmarsh’s Plan

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III What is the best way to ensure strict conformity on social and political issues in the modern university? The ideal...

Dr. Saltmarsh's Plan

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III What is the best way to ensure strict conformity on social and political issues in the modern university? The ideal...

Jonathan Haidt's Political Tribes

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III University of Virginia psychology professor Jonathan Haidt argues in the Sunday New York Times that economic self-interest is a poor...

Jonathan Haidt’s Political Tribes

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III University of Virginia psychology professor Jonathan Haidt argues in the Sunday New York Times that economic self-interest is a poor...

Returns

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III I opened the door to the blacksmith shop with care since the hinges, pock-marked and encrusted with rust, were almost more than...