ZELINSKY: In memory of Dahl
Yesterday, we lost a great American, an outstanding scholar and an unparalleled Yalie. We mourn Robert Dahl, who passed away at 98. Over the coming days, many will note Dahl’s distinguished service in the Second World War, for which he received the Bronze Star. Others will review his impressive scholarship, including the groundbreaking study and »
ZELINSKY: For a capable armed forces
The same gung-ho interventionist wants to shake the military-industrial behemoth for loose change with which to fund domestic agenda items.
ZELINSKY: The age of personality
So, in our leaders, we want to see those quirks and whimsical mannerisms that make someone a real person, not just a party hack.
ZELINSKY: Intellectual doomsday?
The fact that people want to see Lincoln, a movie that forces them to think, suggests that Americans rise to the occasion when given the intellectual opportunity.
ZELINSKY: Remember the institutionalist
While I might disagree with some of Levin’s more specific and recent policies, the bottom line is that he grew the University in tremendous ways. But I am afraid that time will forget him.
ZELINSKY: Don’t forget the search
In September, the search for Yale’s next president was the hot topic. We read about it in the News and debated it in dining halls. Come October, our interest waned. The Corporation stopped emailing and students stopped caring. Now, you almost never hear someone discuss the search process or predict whom the trustees will pick. »