Having Issues with “Issues”

By |2014-01-16T12:47:40-05:00July 2nd, 2013|Categories: Modernity, Peter A. Lawler|Tags: |

So here’s a funny article on the sheer silliness and passive-aggressive hostility of the jargon that dominates the worlds of management, consultants, marketing, and all that. That world, it seems to me, is divided between people who use that language earnestly in the belief that it is a sign of scientific precision and sophistication and those [...]

When Gentlemen Dispute: A St. John’s College Reflection

By |2014-01-16T12:59:07-05:00August 12th, 2012|Categories: St. John's College|Tags: , |

“And above all, we should remember that there is simply no point in winning the argument if we know we are wrong.” -Mortimer Adler It was 1992, and as the nation prepared to reelect the current administration or elect an incoming one, no dearth of opinions could be found in the national punditry. It [...]