John Mellencamp is one of my favorite rock singers. I find it fascinating how he depicts urban life. It is well-known that in his songs he delivers sharp criticism of the Reaganian neoconservative policies, as he sings in his 1989 hit, ’The Country Gentleman’: ”He ain’t a-gonna help no poor man … He ain’t a-gonna
I was giving history lessons to 10th graders, and once I had managed having a Socratic circle about the qualifications of a good leader. Our key example was Alexander the Great. But blogger T. argued in favor of Barack Obama, describing him as a hero. She was confident, fluent and increased my curiousity about her.