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Remembering A Hero: Welles Crowther

Remembering A Hero: Welles Crowther

Written by Peggy Noonan What do I think about when I think about that day? The firemen who climbed “the stairway to Heaven” with 50, 60 pounds of gear. The people who called from Windows on the World and said: “I just want you to know I love you.” The men on the plane who … Read More

The Blindness of Social Wealth by David Brooks

The Blindness of Social Wealth by David Brooks

Bob Hall was a rancher. In 1936, in the midst of the Depression, he was suffering from a cancer that was eating the flesh on the side of his face. His ranch had dwindled to nearly nothing, and weeks after bankers took the last of his livestock, Hall died, leaving his family deeply in debt. … Read More

The Secrets to Wealth in America by Warren Buffett

The Secrets to Wealth in America by Warren Buffett

By Warren Buffett I have good news. First, most American children are going to live far better than their parents did. Second, large gains in the living standards of Americans will continue for many generations to come. Some years back, people… Read More

Madhav Dhar’s Eulogy to Barton Biggs

Madhav Dhar’s Eulogy to Barton Biggs

September 7, 2012 Barton (1932 – 2012) I walked with him. I talked with him. I golfed with him—played squash, tennis, lifted weights with him—climbed mountains with him. I travelled the world with him—I helped create new investment worlds with… Read More

Courage Under Fire By Admiral James Stockdale

Courage Under Fire By Admiral James Stockdale

Testing Epictetus’s Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior James Bond StockdaleI came to the philosophic life as a thirty-eight-year-old naval pilot in grad school at Stanford University. I had been in the navy for twenty years and scarcely ever… Read More

Courage Under Fire By Peggy Noonan

Courage Under Fire By Peggy Noonan

Forgive me. I’m going to return to a story that has been well documented the past few weeks, and I ask your indulgence. So much has been happening, there are so many things to say, and yet my mind will not leave one thing: the firemen… Read More

Bud Day Obituary – What A Hero Looks Like

Bud Day Obituary – What A Hero Looks Like

Bud Day was perhaps the bravest of the brave at the Hanoi Hilton. After serving as a U.S. Marine in World War II, a normal man might have concluded that he had done more than his share of military service. And anyone still alive after his… Read More