With Good Reason

Monticello’s Jewish Hero
September 11th, 2010 - (0 Comments)

Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jewish American to reach that rank in the United States Navy, is an unsung hero of American history.  According to Melvin Urofsky (Virginia Commonwealth University), not only was Levy instrumental in the Navy, he also rescued Monticello, the Thomas Jefferson estate, from ruin.  Also featured: David Metzger (Old Dominion […]

It’s All Greek To Me
August 28th, 2010 - (3 Comments)

Don Quixote, conqueror of windmills and readers’ hearts, was recently voted the best book of all time in a survey of 100 of the world’s best authors.  It’s the tale of a Spanish knight who reads one too many chivalric romances and takes up a rusty breastplate and sword in search of adventures.  Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez […]

The Dolphin Theory of Economic Revitalization
April 24th, 2010 - (2 Comments)

When towns lose major businesses, city leaders often try to recruit another big industry to take its place.  Greg Fairchild (University of Virginia) calls that “going after the whale.”  But he thinks communities might be healthier if they successfully lure several smaller companies, which he calls “dolphins.”  Also: In the small community of Sarayaku in […]