Monthly Archives: June 2013

Radical Tradition

So already this blog is taking on a New England cast.  That’s appropriate, since I live here.[1] Earlier this month, Rhode Island celebrated Gaspee Days, a festival that includes burning the British ship Gaspee in effigy.  The Gaspee incident is … Continue reading

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American Antigone

I spent much of this past Spring with Sophocles’ Antigone.  I taught the play in my course on Classical Athens, and a few weeks later I visited Deep Springs College where my friend was teaching a whole course on the … Continue reading

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Invocation

I am a political theorist.  It is a strange vocation, not quite political scientist and not quite philosopher.  When people ask what I do, I sometimes say I work in creative anachronism, but not that kind (although I have been … Continue reading

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