Power, Politics, and the Downfall of Men (via Intersections: Thoughts on Religion, Culture, and Politics)


I long for a time in the future when posts like Debra Dean Murphy’s, “dense with ideas and historical and literary references” (as she described the three to four hour political speeches of Lincoln’s day) would be more common. Indeed, it is one reason I have tried to explore here, in this blog, longer form blogging than I seem to do on my Tumblog. The time had long since arrived that our society has needed to really hammer things out, rather than dance around throwing soundbites as if they were punches. In the course of deciding things of import, many retreat, disgusted, rather than engage, informed. In any case, this is among the more insightful commentary I have read on the political scandals du jour, and hope you enjoy it, too.

Power, Politics, and the Downfall of Men A post I wrote for American Public Media’s “On Being”: This spring I’m finally reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s masterful work, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. It’s been instructive to read her historical account in the midst of this season of political folly — from Newt Gingrich’s rapid freefall to Rep. Weiner’s embarrassing Twitter pics to John Edwards’ alleged criminal cover-up. But of course when is politics not a displ … Read More

via Intersections: Thoughts on Religion, Culture, and Politics

About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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