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|Height:||Weight: lbs.||Alumni Status: 1994|
|Location:||Favorite Baseball Team: Red Sox|
|Sartorial Style:||Patagonia, Brooks Brothers, Marmot.|
|Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq:||Red wine, dark beer. Mirabella schnapps. Very infrequent.|
|Political Philosophy:||I support many of the social welfare policies of the left, yet retain a limited faith in the operation of "free markets" and a deep distrust of Democrats.
Chief influences: Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, Luhmann, Abbott, Bayes. Human action fundamentally centers about status, which is a social commodity. The modern social-economic nexus probably revolves more around consumption than production (thus, Marx was wrong), where consumption involves the production and the re-production of self in a way that perpetuates social inequality and social conflict. Participation in political life therefore frequently amounts to little more than the consumption of a cultural good.
It is possible, in principle, to have objective political discussions. Only, not right now.
|Religious Philosophy:||(1) Catholic; (2) the chief (religious and political) problems of the 21st century will revolve around the acceptance of authority in any form.|
|Musical Favorites:||Chamber music, particularly for strings. Drawn to composers from the Romantic and Late Romantic eras, and British World-War I era composers, as well as: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Janacek, Aerosmith (pre-"Done With Mirrors"), Black Crowes, Led Zepplin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dire Straits, Van Morrison.|
|Favorite Quote from an ND Coach:||Lou Holtz: Speed doesn't do you much good if it's going in the wrong direction.|
|Miscellaneous Data:||There's nothing as practical as a good theory, provided its approached from a scientific rather than an ideological perspective.
I love the smell of beets.