Wild Turkey!” My friend Nate-Dog shouts, brandishing a bottle of whiskey and flapping imaginary wings with glee.
It was Nov. 18, and we’d taken the Friday-night train to New Haven—a booze-soaked isthmus carrying us from Manhattan to Yale, where our alma mater would battle Harvard in the next day’s football game. Nate-Dog, William, Cooper and Read More
Sorry, guys, I’m not going. No Yale Class Reunion picnic at the White House for me. I want to make clear this isn’t about the war, this isn’t about George Bush-although I will elaborate on, in a moment, a conjecture about George Bush and the war, and about what some people will do to make Read More
One reason I love the Yale alumni magazine is that each new issue provides another compelling reason for any alumna or alumnus with a particle of common sense not to give a dime to Dear Old Eli.
The latest (November) number, for example, announces the new Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. It will Read More
Early and mid-August used to be known as the dog days of summer, but in this election season, August has become the hottest month. Here are several observations about recent events:
· Despite the euphoria emanating from the Hillary Clinton campaign about the selection of Senator Joseph Lieberman as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, it’s Read More
Of all the follies and horrors that were inflicted upon mankind in the last century, none brought more malevolent consequences than the First World War (1914 to 1918). Prior to World War II, it was called the Great War, but it was great only in the stupendous loss of life and treasure it incurred and Read More