One of the people in my writing group used the term below the salt the other day and I had to admit to her that I didn’t know what it meant. She explained that in days of heraldry the table would be set for people according to their “class.” The line of demarcation between the […]
FOREIGN POLICY: a policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives.
More than enough has been said in recent weeks about some peoples’ perspective on President Obama and his foreign policy. It has been interesting to me to notice that some of those making the most dramatic (and the most reported) statements are people for whom the American people have no patience…i.e., Dick Cheney. It’s awfully […]
The artist, the scholar, and, in general, the clerisy wins its way up into these places, and gets represented here, somewhat on this footing of conquest.” [Ralph Waldo Emerson; Manners; 1844.] There’s a malicious side to education that nobody wants to talk about. It has to do with the concept that most people don’t […]