Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Mutual Obligations

It is easy, and tempting, when other people fall short of their obligations to fall short yourself. All too often, we seem to view our obligations of behavior to others as conditional on the good conduct of others rather than … Continue reading

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Profitless Prophets

In the Roman Republic, successful generals at triumphs would have a slave standing next to them in their chariot whispering in their ear, “You are not a god; you are only a man.” The goal of this tradition, of course, … Continue reading

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