In her preface to “Our Secret Discipline,” Helen Vendler tells us that 50 years ago, as a graduate student at Harvard, she planned to write her dissertation on Yeats’s poetry; then on reflection decided that, at age 22, she didn’t know enough to write about a poet who kept going until age 73 (she wrote on Yeats’s plays instead). So it is fitting that after producing substantial works about some of her favorite poets Stevens, Herbert, Keats, and Shakespeare as well as collections of essays (three of them during the past 10 years) she should return to her first love in a book whose value may exceed anything she has hitherto produced. It is the first exhaustive account of Yeats’s lyric styles as they revealed themselves in 50 years of verse forms as “the necessary and skilled embodiment of the poet’s moral urgency.”.
IN POLITICS, IT’S an article of faith that “moral values” is a Republican issue, but it turns out that moral conviction may be a nonpartisan force and that its main role in politics is to get people to show up at the polls. Based on surveys of people in 2000 and 2004, a pair of psychologists have found that supporters on both sides were motivated similarly by “core moral values and convictions.” Although there was some disparity with regard to moral conviction on the issue of gay marriage, the psychologists do not think the difference was enough to generate an electoral advantage. However, the data do show that people are more likely to vote if their position on issues or candidates is motivated by moral conviction.
One of the amazing things . Is that patients would come in and expect ‘show any weakness and you’ll be taken advantage of,’ or ‘share anything about your life and something bad will happen,’ and I think what patients found, certainly what I found over the years, is that that was not always the case. In some instances you could find support where you didn’t really expect it.
Kay Bailey Hutchison is already fully engaged with both sides’ war rooms regularly sending out daily hits on the other that are touted as “game changing”. While polling shows the race close, most people we talk to believe that Perry is the favorite simply because his brand of conservatism more closely lines up with the average Texas Republican primary voter. KBH has been underestimated before, however, and has surrounded herself with a top notch team of political operatives.
HAMID: I completely agree. My 5 year old daughter, at her school the other day, there was a prayer for the children who died. And so we had to explain to her something about what had happened. I recently adopted a family member Infinity RS Kappa 8. It has a few damages that I need to work on, but the midrange is the real trouble. The plastic dome has yellow and essentially shattered.