Daily Archives: July 20, 2004

Everything Changed?

Point 14 of the things Mark Kleiman recently learned at an Executive Session on Gang Violence opens with:

14. On the other hand, gang violence accounts for more deaths each year than were killed on 9-11. Thinking about getting ready to think about it isn’t really a satisfactory response.
Why hasn’t this changed everything?
It is pretty clear that the policies of local, state, and federal governments over the past 100 years have not fulfilled the government’s obligations to the people. Perhaps it is time to make some fundamental changes in these entities to get them refocused on serving the people’s rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness rather than the faction de jour.

Just Wondering Why….

We have the complete set of Harry Potter books in our library. Two copies of some. And eagerly await the next volume.
But, I’m not quite sure who needs the Latin or Ancient Greek versions of Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone. Are they being published as teaching aids, or…?
I suppose the Latin version of Harry Potter might be a bit more absorbing to today’s young students than Cicero’s Orations was to me some years ago.