Exceptional Americanism

The beginning of a new year is a time to reflect on who we are, where we are going, and to express gratitude for where we have been. One of the things that we can be grateful for is our country.  I think most of the world would agree that the founding of the United … [Read more…]

Intolerance of Intolerance

I remember a friend of mine who had earned his PhD at the University of California once saying that he thought Lafayette was more tolerant than Berkeley.  That seemed unlikely to me, so I asked a mutual friend, another scholar who read constantly about politics and social issues, and who also traveled widely.  “Certainly,” she … [Read more…]