A seemingly random collection of things worthy of your attention this weekend (some old, some new):
- "If a system of state education were to focus on the civic virtues needed for a free society, such as a respect for individual rights and obedience to a limited government, then surely it would be a good thing." George H. Smith on The Roots of State Education.
- Scott Belsky offers some much-needed tips on staying human in our digital world
- William Boyd gives a moving portrait of Vienna, a city greatly deserving of his love.
- Sabrina Rubin Erdeley writes of a small town which has declared war on gay teens- and the disturbing, if expected, results of the town's bigotry.
- Steven Nadler looks at the First Amendment through the eyes of Baruch Spinoza- an interesting read for all Americans.