Life among adventurers

by Richard Grenier -- In the midst of a presidential election when the highest goal of the nation seems to be comfort, ease, and security, it is hard to recall all those more…

Upside of the new affluence

by Richard Grenier -- "Wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking, for it is merely useful for the sake of something else," wrote Aristotle some time ago. Yet -- as more…

Meditations on Moynihan's Departure

by Richard Grenier -- The scene is Brown's Hotel in the heart of Mayfair, London. We are a pretty ritzy group: Pat Moynihan, our ambassador to India, Frank Hauser, director of the more…

The overweight epidemic

by Richard Grenier -- Weight? Who cares about weight? To tell the truth, I used to care seriously about weight when I was around 20, when I boxed in the regimental championships more…

Women, women, women

by Richard Grenier -- As the 80th Miss America contest (no longer a "pageant" incidentally) built to a climax in Atlantic City, dedicated to the improvement of women's role in society, a more…

When women are really equal

by Richard Grenier -- If a man can have a wild assortment of sexual affairs and pay no price for it, why not a woman? That is the question put with dreadful more…

Mob rule vs. people rule

by Richard Grenier -- "Mob rule" is an expression one doesn't hear much in this democratic age. Mob rule is when the mass of the people overthrow the government -- but with more…

Hand-to-mouth politics

by Richard Grenier -- It brings tears to your eyes. Here's this adorable, elderly woman out in Iowa who's so sick and so poor, that in order to pay for medicines she more…

The battling females

by Richard Grenier -- I am prepared to be a pariah in the progressive world. Modern commentators (and who can be more modern than the New York Times) seem to be engaged more…

Al and Stendhal

by Richard Grenier -- Al Gore has announced to the whole wide world that his favorite novel is Stendhal's "The Red and the Black." On page four of this 567-page book, in more…