If a university were to dedicate itself to a “Sobriety Code,” students would transfer. If it were to formulate a "Sex Code", it would disturb parents or the women's studies department. But an “Honor Code” troubles no one.
Sometimes the obvious is true: What carried Bush to a second term was the War on Terrorism.
A number of European avant-garde jazz musicians of my acquaintance have carped about the damage that government funding can bring to the free-jazz community. The self-promoting sass displayed by those on our side of the Atlantic is largely unknown on the continent.
Having purchased my first Hoagy Carmichael CD, I could ignore the irksome Hit Parade orchestral fluff that marred some of the tunes and delight in some of the greatest songs in the annals of American popular music.
Do the protestors, whose visceral hatred for the president's supposed simplicity is everywhere on display, believe that their paraphernalia of protest (posters, T-shirts, slogans and chants) present a counterpoise to the simplicity of George W. Bush's worldview?
My interlocutor persisted: "Doesn't the word 'Israel' come from America?"
The graffito that says the most about Italy's relationship with the United States is a message I saw in a few parts of the city: "Americans, Go Home."
In a recent issue of The Spectator, columnist Rod Liddle averred that everyone would be much better off if Saddam were still in power. Not even as vehement an American critic of the Iraq War as Howard Dean ventured such an opinion on this side of the Atlantic.
In some ways, Dijkstra is an uncharacteristic figure in the movement: he doesn't appear particularly interested in the vaudevillian antics of the Kollektief, or the neo-Dada tomfoolery of Mengelberg and Bennink. Rather, he comes across as an introspective, almost shy, presence on stage.
The question beckons: Why can Spivak express herself so lucidly in Commentary, but offer only linguistic legerdemain elsewhere? In short, why can Spivak only occasionally write a sentence?
It's doubtful whether a magazine aimed at "urban Jews in their 20s and 30s, who've very little or no connection to the organized Jewish world" can grow before its readers lose their last attenuated links to their religion and culture. This is Judaism as a scene and lifestyle instead of a culture and faith. Imagine a Norman Mailer essay on "The White Hebrew" and you'll get the picture.