How is an American Left Still Possible? Four Theses

 “… the methods of thinking that are living activities in men are not objects of reflective consciousness.” — Charles S. Peirce (1892)The history of the modern physical sciences in the twentieth century is strewn with instances of discipline-shattering “thought experiments.” Perhaps the most famous is Einstein’s 1919 prediction of a solar eclipse proving his theory… Continue reading How is an American Left Still Possible? Four Theses

The Legal and Political Persuasion Begins, Finally

Moments ago, the President's private legal team walked off the stage from their press conference and opening statement.Many readers of LFFC will agree that it was a long-overdue statement of a legal reality that seems plausible to many of us, but clearly needs to be spelled out for our fellow countrymen. A few observations on the… Continue reading The Legal and Political Persuasion Begins, Finally

Cram It!

Few people encounter the name Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942) anymore. Sure, there are architecture aficionados who know of Cram from his Collegiate Gothic gems at Princeton University, Bryn Mawr College, St. John the Divine Cathedral in Manhattan, and other exemplary buildings from his oeuvre that contributed to America’s proud, pre-Modernist cultural landscape.  Most don’t know that… Continue reading Cram It!