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Ten thousand men of Harvard had victory today as the muddled levelers at the World’s Greatest University pack it in.

December 20, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. This is a story of my Cambridge, Massachusetts neighborhood and of the clever administrators who, when the forces of revolution, in the persons of Occupy Harvard, through a simple, if unparalleled expedient, showed the unwashed elite intent on mayhem, just why they weren’t going to get it. This …

On the getting and giving of Christmas presents.

December 19, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I started and just about finished my Christmas shopping last night, December 14. That is the anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria’s much loved husband Prince Albert… and is the only day of any year when the public can view his mausoleum at Frogmore, on the grounds …

‘You’re lovely, absolutely lovely.’ Connoisseurs, the objects of their desire, the gnawing obsession.

December 16, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. One of the loveliest songs ever written, short though it is, was composed by Stephen Sondheim for his 1962 musical “A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.” It’s called “Lovely”, and he wrote both book and music. The song only lasts for 2 minutes and …

‘Yes, Virginia there still is a Santa Claus’, and he needs you more than ever before.

December 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note: September 21, 1897, the editor of the New York Sun ran an unsigned editorial in the form of a letter to the editor and that editor’s response. The title of this article was “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”, and it long ago became the world’s most …

‘ … in all the old familiar places.’ The insistence of memory… any time, any place, in an instant, there, never alone or unaffecting.

December 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I was ruminating about my next article this morning when it happened. I was thinking of doing a piece on the bookstores we all grew up with… inviting places you could go to get out of the storm, and sit and read for a bit, even if you …

Keep your mitts off America. Why they’re writing songs of love, but not for Mitt Romney.

December 3, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. 2012 ought to be a big Republican year, not least because President Obama is perceived by almost no one as the leader we need. A good man, yes; up to the job… no way. But Obama, with all his baggage, remains, in my humble opinion, the likely winner, …

Making the right impression is key to your success. Tips from Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt that’ll help.

December 2, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Whether you are hunting for a job or trying to make a deal with a prospect, these days of economic malaise and insistent doldrums will probably not go down in your personal history as the good old days… unless, that is, you heed the advice and admonitions you …

Rhodes block. A Harvard man comes to the assistance of a Yalie…. and glad to do it.

November 30, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. You are about to read a story that will, if you have a particle of gallantry about you, make you see red… It is the story of a Yale grid iron hero, quarterback Patrick Witt, and how a bunch of pettifogging bureaucrats forced him to make an invidious …

‘Now is the winter of our discontent….’ The millennial movement in mud that claims to Occupy America and the world.

November 25, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. For two months now, bemused citizens of the Great Republic and lesser lands beyond the seas, have watched, first, with cursory interest, then curiosity, then with bafflement and exasperation as growing numbers of their fellow humans took over one public space after another. “That,” said the most perspicacious …

Not in the mood for Thanksgiving? Then be grateful for what you don’t have!

November 23, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Rarely if ever have I seen my fellow countrymen so riled up… irritable, angry, rude epithets at the ready, bad behaviors endemic. What’s going on? Try these for openers… A rotten economic situation that just won’t get better… and you’re afraid it never will. And so you worry …


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