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Old Schools

Reading Jude the Obscure and The Education of Henry Adams for the first time since college, I’ve struggled to reconstruct what it was that once captivated me about these books. 934 more words

Recommended Link: Power Causes Brain Damage

A Facebook friend flagged up this fascinating piece on the Atlantic Website. It looks as though rising too high up the ladder can result in a kind of acquired psychopathy, although I suppose it might still leave the question open of whether it was there to some degree in the first place. 492 more words

Compassion & Empathy

The Electoral College

I have mentioned a number of times that our Constitution is in need of revision — or at least a number of amendments — to remedy the oversights of the Founders of this nation. 796 more words

Hugh's Blogs

Antiquated Constitution?

About one hundred years after the Constitution was adopted in this country Henry Adams was convinced it was already obsolete. As the grandson and great-grandson of Presidents he might have been concerned that the document tied the hands of the executive. 725 more words

My Favorite Historical Person: Who's On The Blog Header?

A logo is supposed to “brand” whatever it represents. A logo is supposed to tell something about that item, company, or institution at first glance. While some might consider it a stretch to say a two week blog series needs an official logo, the header adorning the top of every post in the series has to tell the reader something about the series’ content at first glance. 626 more words

Personalities

Corporate Power

I taught Business Ethics for many years and during those years I came across a great many reports of the abuse of the power of corporations. 825 more words

Hugh's Blogs

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Learning is Mysterious

As a teacher, sometimes it seems that learning can be mysterious and hard to track- if it happens, when it happens, and how it happens.   191 more words

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