Day: September 20, 2006

Behold Manliness

Jessica brings us this quote from Harvey Mansfield’s book Manliness: “To resist rape a woman needs more than martial arts and more than the police; she needs a certain ladylike modesty enabling her to take offense at unwanted encroachment.” Because…

Clinton Global Initiative

I’m there right now, watching the fantastic Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speak in a panel discussion. Thomas Friedman, who I also saw in a debate about globalization last night (more on that later) is moderating, and Pakistani President Perves Musharraf is up…

Sharia Law: A Primer

This semester I’m taking a class on Sharia law, and am finding it incredibly interesting. After I get a little more into the class I’m hoping to post more about it. Until then, check out this primer on Sharia law.…