Correction Course

In General by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

Yesterday I drove with a colleague through the lush Upstate New York countryside to the Auburn Correctional Facility. Better known as Auburn State Prison, it pioneered the notion of rehabilitating prisoners. It also pioneered the electric chair. My colleague, Emeritus Professor Richard Polenberg, is teaching a course at the prison on constitutional law and criminal justice. Cornell University, along with …

Barry StraussCorrection Course

The Peter Pan Election

In Caesar's Ghost by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

I summoned up the ghost of Julius Caesar to talk about the last night of the Republican convention. Hail, Professor! Hail, Caesar! What did you think of the final night of the Republican convention? I think that Clint Eastwood should stick to the movies. No, I mean, what did you think of Governor Romney’s speech?  

Barry StraussThe Peter Pan Election