Tag Archives: america

Dead Symbols

I am reading a book recommended by a friend called “The Culture of Classicism”, written by history professor Caroline Winterer. The author notes that the book “charts how Americans over the course of the 19th century fundamentally changed their relationship … Continue reading

Posted in Of Historical Note | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Apathy, Anger and the American Way

I was disappointed yesterday to read in our local paper that only 28.3% of registered voters took the time to vote in yesterday’s primary election. The article entitled “Apathy defeats anger in primary election” went on to note that only 14.82% … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas Worth Spreading, Observations on Life, Of Historical Note | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Father’s Gift to Humanity

I read a lovely tribute in the New York Times yesterday to Ladis Kristof by his son, columnist Nicholas Kristof, in celebration of Father’s Day (http://tinyurl.com/249f2qq). Nicholas recalled a profound statement his father, a Slavic immigrant and concentration camp survivor, … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas Worth Spreading, Observations on Life, Of Historical Note | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Never Stop the Line: How One Bolt Changed My Attitude

The story of the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) plant, a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota Motor Company that began in 1984 and ended this past March, offers powerful lessons for American corporate and political leaders. As … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas Worth Spreading, Observations on Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments