The Crumbling of Certainties

In the scramble to make sense out of the present election cycle, analysts have come up with all sorts of theories. One popular explanation claims that people are hardening in their positions. On the left and the right, all parties … Continue reading

Stand Up for Tradition

After having attended a sold-out and inspirational Handel’s Messiah, one was left to reflect upon the well-attended, enthusiastic and inspired crowd. In an age where much entertainment is reduced to sound bites and portable electronic devices, it was amazing to … Continue reading

Who is the Madman?

After questioning a man at length in his office, a psychiatrist asked: “You insist, then, that your brother is crazy?” “Yes, doctor. And I can give you even more symptoms of his condition.” And the man went on and on … Continue reading