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Posts Tagged ‘tiger woods

Murdoch: Or, When They Do It to Themselves

July 13, 2011

    I love dead poets, and dead philosophers too. Thank goodness for liberal arts educations and their classical referents. They won’t make you rich like an MBA does, but they help to make important sense of the world.     Aristotle’s definition of tragedy is among the truest of insights: people and institutions that have the […]

Return of the Tiger

March 19, 2010

The meaning of celebrity, and who ought to be whose heroes. The world is at odds with itself over the imminent return of Tiger Woods. Golfers are united in the conviction that it’s the best of all worst worlds–else, no one will care, let alone watch the PGA. All others are split over the morality […]

Tiger, Johnny and the Spirit of Giving

December 26, 2009

The saga of Tiger Woods, following its initial assault on our senses, “grew legs” as we say, bringing to mind however that a potential monetary settlement of his woes is not unknown among celebrities, including other wildly popular ones–like Johnny Carson. Nothing more prompts generosity than personal trouble. People who usually won’t spring a dime […]

Tiger by the Tail

December 12, 2009

A TIGER BY THE TAIL The holiday season of 2009 began rudely with revelations of Tiger Wood’s secret life, prompting thoughts on the meaning of celebrity and on who ought to be whose heroes. To have a tiger by the tail is to have a problem: whether to hang on or let go. Neither is […]