Tag: Chambers

Correcting a False Perception

I like Glenn Beck very much. He has helped a lot of people understand some basic principles. That’s why I was disappointed a couple weeks ago when he mentioned Whittaker Chambers in a negative way. I’m convinced it’s due to ignorance of what Chambers accomplished, and that he just passed along something his staff gave him. To help remedy that, I wrote a post for Big Government to correct the false perception he may have. You can see it at… Read more »

A Chambers Dialogue

Last weekend, I posted on the Big Government site about Whittaker Chambers and his view that the New Deal was indeed a revolution. I was surprised to receive a comment from Chambers’s grandson—disagreeing with that view. Our dialogue on the issue turned out to be good for another posting, so if you’re interested, go to  http://biggovernment.com/asnyder/2010/05/27/a-whittaker-chambers-dialogue/#more-125358 As you will see, I don’t accept his perspective, but it was instructive and beneficial to think it through. Hope you find it to… Read more »

New Big Government Posting

The Big Government site has just posted my third offering. If you would like to learn why Whittaker Chambers [one of my favorite people] thought the New Deal was a true revolution, go to the following URL: http://biggovernment.com/asnyder/2010/05/22/whittaker-chambers-the-new-deal-as-revolution/#more-123278

The Calling & the Perspective

Today is commencement at Southeastern University. I’ve now been here four years, so many of the graduates this year started when I did. As I look back on these four years, they seem very short, in retrospect. They seem particularly short when I place them in context of the fifty-nine years I have now experienced. No, I’m not old—I’m seasoned. I’ve been teaching at the university level for twenty-one years, yet it always remains fresh. Each semester I teach American… Read more »

America: The Worst Country in the World . . . Except for All the Rest

I saw this cartoon yesterday, and it touched off a train of thought in my mind. First, let me share it—do you see the hidden meaning in it? The reference is to how the mainstream media ignores the real danger and instead worries about how members of a group that committed acts of violence will be treated by the general population. The favorite concern right now is how Muslims will be treated, given all the Islamic terrorism. Well, when’s the… Read more »