In May 1996 I attended the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Foundation for Economic Education at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Lady Margaret Thatcher was the keynote speaker, and William F. Buckley had been enlisted to introduce her and moderate the questions from the audience after her formal remarks.Continue reading
“From forth the fatal loins of these two foes,/ A pair of star crossed lovers take their life.”
These words from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” suggest that humans are controlled by destiny and fate, not by choice and accountability. Romeo and Juliet meet by fate; their families are at war by fate; and their story ends tragically by fate.Continue reading
Did we really need another big, bloody, blockbuster of a gangster film?
Well, we may not need another one, but I’m mighty happy to have this one. “Gangster Squad” is smart, classy, brilliantly acted, creatively conceived and surprisingly fun. It tells an important story, too, about how gang bosses build their territory and why it is so difficult to get rid of them.Continue reading