Monthly Archives: July 2010

Letter to the Editor – July 27, 2010

Some thoughts upon listening for two days to the Closing Arguments in the Blagojevich corruption trial in Chicago:  The Governor should have been able, from the outset of this prosecution, to invoke an insanity defense.  In any event, his political … Continue reading

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Simply Unbelievable: Conversations With A Holocaust Survivor

George Anastaplo, Editor (published excerpts as of Summer, 2010) Table of Contents Introduction (2010)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2 The Holocaust and the Divine Ordering of Human Things (2007)………………………………………….3 I.          Life, Death, and the Systematic Perversions of Law (2000, 2009)………………………………7 II.         European Jews, Their … Continue reading

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A Timely Recapitulation, with Some Help from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

by George Anastaplo I. Our yearlong survey of all the dialogues and letters attributed to Plato ends with our Alumni seminar this morning during which we return to the Apology and the Phaedo.  This, at the end of still another … Continue reading

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Golgotha on the Potomac

by George Anastaplo I. The Christian heritage, with a significant but not exclusively Protestant orientation, has long been very much taken for granted in the United States.  That heritage may be detected, for example, among the references to the Divine … Continue reading

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Character and Republican Government: Some Polemical Suggestions

by  George Anastaplo (Remarks made at a Conference on Niccolo Machiaveli, Basic Program Weekend, The University of Chicago, May 1, 2010) A concern for republican principles, I presume to suggest, can be associated with Niccolo Machiavelli.  What, we can usefully … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Editor – July 14, 2010

Yesterday’s United States Court of Appeals “First Amendment” ruling seems to make it more difficult for the Federal Communications Commission to discourage indecent speech on the air in this country. Our traditional freedom of speech guarantee was never intended to … Continue reading

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On Leo Strauss: A Yahrzeit Remembrance

[This Epilogue (“The Thinker as Artist”) was provided for George Anastaplo, The Artist as Thinker: From Shakespeare to Joyce (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1983), pp. 249-72, 473-85.] Once there was in the city a beautiful woman named Theodote, who … Continue reading

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