Monthly Archives: November 2012

Petraeus to Penelope

It’s a week or so before Thanksgiving and, although the “General Petraeus sex scandal” is dominating the headlines, most of my Veterans’ Day week has been spent advising Classics majors about classes. In the case of seniors, we’ve talked about … Continue reading

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The Ostrich and the Snake

This is the text of a talk I gave several years ago, in response to a talk by Rev. Michael Battle, whom we had invited to campus at a time when we were thinking about the place of religion in … Continue reading

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