For those of you who think NBS is too conservative...
July 8, 2007 10:45 PM
... you really need to check out Andrew Cusack's blog. He's young, extremely intelligent, a great writer, and an American who doesn't even believe in the Declaration of Independence. Yes, he's a monarchist. Talk about diversity of opinion! You don't run into many monarchists these days.
It takes a special kind of person to post on the Fourth of July the following words: "Two hundred and thirty-one years ago today, the tragedy of our people commenced." He then has a picture of George III alongside a picture of George W. Bush, and says he prefers the former. Misguided, I know, but a fascinating perspective.
And he has some great things to say about Sewanee. Check out his feature "Maces of America," a "series of post covering the history, design, and use of ceremonial maces in the United States." In it, he writes of Sewanee:
The University of the South, which sits on a 10,000-acre domain in Sewanee, Tennesee, is in my opinion the St Andrews of America. To my knowledge it is the only university on this side of the Atlantic which comes close to, and in many regards exceeds, the Universitas Sancti Andrea apud Scotus in the maintenance of tradition.
High praise, my friends. High praise. Do check out his blog. It's so well-written that you may find the comment sections too intimidating. But go there and lurk.