MOBBING IN ACADEME

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Academic Governance:
Lessons from Waterloo


Moments in a
Woodland Garden



Popular short essays:
Falling in love
For and against poppies


Chronological list of publications
Site introduction, 2002


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SOME PERCEPTIVE COMMENTATORS
ON CURRENT AFFAIRS IN 2014

Steve Sailer
Barbara Kay
Theodore Dalrymple
John Derbyshire
Victor Davis Hanson
Frank Furedi
Patrick Buchanan

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WRITINGS AND TEACHINGS

KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for April 2014:

Classic:
Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility. The knowledge that mankind needs is not the way or principle which has an absolute existence but the particular truths for here and now.
— Hu Shih, 1919.

 

Direct:
Humanity’s biggest mistakes have come from trying to force everybody into the mold of some overarching system of thought. Betterment is not too much to hope for. Perfection is.
The Envy of Excellence, 2005.

 

Garden moment for April: azaleas in bloom during the first weeks of spring, Ravine State Gardens, Palatka, Florida.


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First published, 1 September 2002.