Just over a month ago, I self-published my novel Mervyn vs. Dennis on Amazon. A lot’s happened since then and I’ve been much busier than I expected. Here’s a fairly self-congratul… Source: My First Month of Book Promotion: What I’ve Learned Advertisements
Among the thousands of recorded hours of lectures by Leo Strauss compiled by the Leo Strauss Center at the University of Chicago, some of the most encompassing are the first lectures for each class. I wrote about this here in describing the lecture he gave on Natural Right in the winter of 1962. Another worth… Continue reading Leo Strauss Lecture on Plato’s Meno (Spring 1966) by William Olson – Schaumburg, IL
The Leo Strauss Center at the University of Chicago has compiled hundreds of audio files recorded by students who attended lectures given by Strauss while he was a professor at Chicago, Claremont Men’s College, and St. John’s College over the course of nearly three decades. The recordings are a veritable happy hunting ground for those… Continue reading Leo Strauss course lectures, by William Olson – Schaumburg
Mayor Emanuel’s misses target of combating gun violence.
Closing the gun loophole in Indiana will help keep illegal guns off streets of Chicago.
Perhaps nowhere is the lunacy of big sport and the myth of positive science better evinced than in the Deflategate clowning. Fueled by the NFL’s reputation and the billions of dollars it flouts, the Wells Report, a 68-page scientific investigation of whether overpaid children swapped playing balls, hits the sweet spot. From the start, the company… Continue reading When Positive Science Meets Big Sport: Deflategate, by William Olson, Schaumburg, IL
The Chicago Tribune reported a boy sitting on a picnic bench was grazed in the head by a bullet. The close calls are equally sickening. It’s time Chicago, its suburbs and state leaders reach out to Indiana to tighten the states gun sales laws. Upwards of 60% of guns recovered at crime scenes in Chicago… Continue reading Chicago’s gun problem a suburban problem also, by William Olson – Schaumburg, IL.