“Even Homer Nodded” – My One Encounter with the late William F. Buckley

My Trotskyite father hated everything William F. Buckley said. But he loved the way Buckley said it and always watched him, enjoying the style – despising the substance. Now, years later, I am an occasional contributor to National Review Online, something my father takes with a combination of pride, horror, and equanimity. I enjoyed his […]

Undergrad Education Comes in Handy

Way back, what feels like two thousand years ago, I majored in Communications at Emerson College – I have a Bachelor of Science in Speech. Technically a BSSP, I always called it a “BS squared.” Emerson was founded as a school of rhetoric and requires every student to take a core of speech courses such […]