David Coates

Archive for November, 2010

November 22, 2010

Eating the Old at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is America’s great family holiday, the one time in the year when the various generations of the American family make every effort to gather together in some mutually convenient place, the better to share a turkey dinner and to eat pumpkin pie. read more »
November 14, 2010

Fiddling While Rome Burns

Rome lived on its principal until ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia Road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, […] read more »
November 4, 2010

The Morning after the Day Before

The Monday morning quarterbacks are in full flow, and the post-mortem is already on. The alternatives are being immediately staked, and the relevant policy changes demanded. read more »