Category Archives: Remembrance

Articles relating to memorial and other remembrances.

A Study in Naiveté—A Confession of Sorts

George Anastaplo Dare to be naïve. —Buckminster Fuller (1975) Prologue              I presume to provide on this occasion (a few hours before the Greek Orthodox Easter) a confession of my serial indulgences in naiveté. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Robert Bork Revisited

George Anastaplo To the Editor, The New York Times Re “Robert Bork, Romney Standard-Bearer” (Editorial, April 27, 2012). My University of Chicago Law School classmate is attacked in your editorial for his “extreme views.” However, Mr. Bork’s criticism of the … Continue reading

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ON THE THOMAS AQUINAS OF LEO STRAUSS

George Anastaplo I             The only extensive discussion of Thomas Aquinas in Leo Strauss’s Natural Right and History (1953) is during the transition in the book from “Classic Natural Right” to “Modern Natural Right.” That passage begins thus (at page … Continue reading

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Malcolm P. Sharp (1897-1980)

George Anastaplo             Malcolm P. Sharp was, at the time of his death, Professor of Political Science at Rosary College, having retired as Professor of Law in 1965 from the University of Chicago and in 1972 from the University of … Continue reading

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DANIEL LEIFER (1936-1996)

George Anastaplo             I should like to dedicate this lecture on the story of Joseph in Genesis to the memory of Daniel Leifer, who was for a generation the director of the Hillel House on the University of Chicago campus. … Continue reading

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GEORGE ANASTAPLO VISITS THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION (May, 2011)

C.A.: Good morning. I am Carolyn Amadon, a member of the Chicago Bar Association Record Editorial Board. This is the first of a taped series of book reviews that we’re doing for the Record. We’re honored today to have, as … Continue reading

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Joel Rich and the Dreyfus Challenge

Comments by George Anastaplo at the Joel Allan Rich Memorial Event at the Chicago Cultural Center, December 2, 2011:           I. I have been privileged to recognize Joel Rich recently in two public statements which have been posted on the … Continue reading

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PROUST AMONG THE ANIMALS: DEDICATION

Joel Rich Some of you may have been present on occasions in the past when I’ve given what I call “an illustrated lecture.” Well, this is an “illustrated dedication”  to three people. And I’d like first to dedicate this lecture … Continue reading

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ON A SOMETIMES INSTRUCTIVE SELF-INDULGENCE IN NUMEROLOGY

George Anastaplo It is not possible to find in all geometry more difficult and intricate questions, or more simple and lucid explanations, [than those offered by Archimedes]. Some ascribe this to his natural genius, while others think that incredible effort … Continue reading

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If you’re as good as you look, why aren’t you a University of Chicago Professor?

by George Anastaplo (a talk given at the Hyde Park Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 2003.) Well I know when you leave this lodging of the dead that you and your ship will put ashore again at the island … Continue reading

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