Turn on the GOP convention on TV and its a sea of white faces looking more like a bowl of rice with a small sprinkling of pepper now and then. Then turn on the Democratic convention and see the difference. The make-up of the members of the party sends a big message.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers