Peter Blair


Articles

Blair: Hardly Hazing

Anyone who attended the Homecoming bonfire this year will know that the College, in accordance with what is apparently an annual theme, has increased its efforts to tame and domesticate the event.


Blair: Hardly Hazing

Anyone who attended the Homecoming bonfire this year will know that the College, in accordance with what is apparently an annual theme, has increased its efforts to tame and domesticate the event.



Blair: Modern Malaise

On the whole, if we know what a person thinks about any one given political issue, we can usually guess where he or she stands on most other issues.


Blair: Unproductive Accusations

Last Friday, Andrea Jaresova published a column criticizing Vita Clamantis' "Cemetery of the Innocents" display ("Unproductive Discourse," April 20). Jaresova's piece is a masterwork of misunderstanding, willful ignorance and fallacious reasoning.


Blair: Precarious Principles

Like probably most of Dartmouth, I saw "The Hunger Games" (2012) when it came out in theaters a few weeks ago.


Blair: Loving the Particular

In his magnum opus "The Brothers Karamazov," Dostoevsky relates a conversation between the Elder Zosima and a Russian gentlewoman.


Blair: Homeward Bound

The rags-to-riches story holds a central place in American culture. Such stories are often dominated by the following archetype: Poor parents or grandparents scrap together a living, trying to hold everything together just enough for their children or grandchildren to get a shot at a "better life" a college degree and a materially prosperous, comfortably bourgeois existence.


Blair: Give Me Liberty

This past June, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed one of the harshest immigration laws in the country, making it illegal to transport or "harbor" illegal immigrants.


Blair: Crushing Consumption

I recently had a conversation with one of my friends about the L.L. Bean boots I was wearing. He told me how much he disliked the popularity of Bean Boots, because you could buy essentially the same boots for much cheaper at some other store.