Monday, March 7, 2016

Preparing Young Highbrows to Lead

Readers of my cracking romp of a novel Tally-Ho, Cornelius! are familiar with little Cappy and his lovable chum the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Cornelius, whose zany adventures culminate, appropriately enough, on the campus of the the fictitious "Johns Hopkins University Jacques Lacan Institute." How all of us--critics, readers, postmodern theologians, world-class academics, and the professional devotees of great literature--laughed and laughed at those madcap capers!  Well, the fun does not end there. In fact, in the real world today young people like little Cappy are actually learning to be grown-ups, moreover are learning to be leading grown-ups on the international stage. By way of example, let's take a quick look inside the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies:


It's reassuring to know that our global future is in such good hands. And it is charming, too, to consider how little Cappy was likewise taught by the postmodern divine (our very own Rev. Dr. Cornelius) to set aside his childish ways and think seriously about the important role he was to play in the exciting world of geopolitical policy making and progressive cultural leadership.

1 comment:

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Fouad Ajami passed away on June 22, 2014.

Jeffery Hodges

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