Leo Strauss course lectures, by William Olson – Schaumburg

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

When Positive Science Meets Big Sport: Deflategate, by William Olson, Schaumburg, IL

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

Chicago’s gun problem a suburban problem also, 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.