Category Archives: public morality

“sick minds”

        O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy. — William … Continue reading

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drugs

      We should treat with indulgence every human folly, failing, and vice, bearing in mind that what we have before us are simply our own failings, follies, and vices. For they are just the failings of mankind to … Continue reading

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the sacking of Billy Bush

    Who is Billy Bush? The nephew of former President George H.W. Bush. The cousin of former President George W. Bush. A former anchor of Access Hollywood, a weekly television program, and the former host of a nationally syndicated … Continue reading

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unfit to become president?

      Here goes. I want to make a point or two now, while the topic is totally dominating the news and, it seems, is the main topic of practically every conversation. I have no doubt that few readers … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “Reflections on Public Morality (occasioned by the Lewinsky scandal)”

    Note: what follows was written by me as an email to an editorial client, the head of an academic foundation, in January 1998, when the Monica Lewinsky scandal had just broken.   — Roger W. Smith     … Continue reading

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