Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ferguson and the Fire Beneath the Ash: Thomas Sowell’s Volcano and Horace’s ‘Ode to Pollio’ (2.1)

In an article entitled “The Race Card’s Steep Cost,” written for The National Review last December and circulated widely in conservative media circles, Thomas Sowell, senior fellow at the conservative Hoover institution, linked the murders of NYPD officers Ramos and Liu with the protests in … Continue reading

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“‘Semper Paratus’ is our guide:” The Latin in ‘Sharknado’

“Semper paratus is our guide” is a lyric from the U.S. Coast Guard anthem and ‘semper paratus‘ (“always prepared”) is their motto. This Latin phrase also appears twice in the film Sharknado: once spoken by the lead character Fin Shepard (Ian Zierling) and … Continue reading

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Romulus, Remus, and Marcus Aurelius on ‘Elementary’ (CBS): ‘The One Percent Solution’.

The names Romulus, Remus, and Marcus Aurelius all put in an appearance in the second season episode of Elementary, ‘The One Percent Solution” — the CBS Sherlock Holmes drama with Johnny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Joan … Continue reading

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