Yesterday we toured the UTC campus. The shiny new library's remade the look and feel of the place, which greatly impressed Younger Daughter. Maybe she'll be a Moc after all, and not a Vol. The admissions staff and tour leader sold her on the "college experience" to be had there, which these days includes amenities like a state-of-the-art aquatic center complete with Lazy River and Water Slide. Oh, to be a "rising senior" again!
I was up early yesterday for a bluff-and-river walk and a stroll across the city's now-iconic pedestrian bridge. Very livable place, Chattanooga. I can almost forgive them for Bob Corker.
Now it's back to our semi-virtual stroll with the increasingly-neo-connish Arthur Herman, who in today's reading juxtaposes Marx and Mill. A quick corrective check-in with Bertrand Russell makes a crucial point Herman misses: Mill increasingly drifted from his early enthusiasm for classical economics and libertarian restraint, towards what we would now call progressive liberalism and democratic socialism. Doesn't quite fit the Cave & Light agenda but it's the truth. Mill thanked Wordsworth and the romantics for restoring his sanity and humanity. Neocons, take note. Homeschoolers too.
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