Mitch McConnell is a rather notorious reactionary Senator from Kentucky. Brandon Look (University of Kentucky), recent winner of an NEH, shares the following funny story regarding his award:
Before I received official word, my wife Ingrid got a phone call in Kentucky, "Hi, this is Sarah [Something-or-other] from Senator Mitch McConnell's office. May I speak with Brandon Look?" -- Ingrid: "He's not here. And we're sick and tired of calls from politicians. We're not giving any money to anyone. Good bye!" -- "No, no, no, don't hang up! It's not about that. It's about the grant." -- "What??" Anyway, what a surprise: McConnell tries his best to ax everything of this sort; but if you bring some money back to the state, you get a congratulatory phone call.
There is a "Brian Leiter 'interest'" page on facebook, for which I bear no responsibility! I'm not sure why it's there, except it seems to have its source in Wikipedia mischief. If you "like" the interest page on FB, then I will be able to skip purgatory and go straight to Heaven. If you don't like it, then life will go on. Thank you for your consideration for my eternal soul.
We’re angry. We’re angry at something we’re calling “imagined frustration.” By this we mean that, except for Congress, the White House, banks, major lobbyists, and the editorial boards of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, no one is listening to us. And we’re tired of it.
Continental Philosophy Farhang Erfani, a philosopher at American University, provides a useful set of links to news, events, interviews, reviews, videos, etc. related to "Continental philosophy" (broadly construed)