Letter: Either with us or against us

November 19, 2009 • 16
I wish to protest the News’ headline “For some Yalies, split allegiances” (Nov. 17). There are and can be no split allegiances among Yalies. A person split between Yale and Harvard is with Harvard. At Yale students are taught to know where they stand. Steven Smith Nov. 17 The writer is the Alfred Cowles Professor »

Academia must recognize patriotism’s merits

January 16, 2002 • 0
In “Politics,” Aristotle famously asked the question whether a good citizen is the same as a good human being. Can we be both loyal members of a particular city, nation or state and at the same time fulfill our larger moral obligations and duties to humanity? Is there a conflict between a commitment to intellectual »