Friday catblogging: Demitasse roars

The love of fame: the ruling passion of the noblest felines.

After years of hearing the likes of Inkblot and Domino gain fame from their exploits, Demitasse Ubiquitous Tyger has had enough. He’s demanding his own place on Parnassus.

He even considered getting up to dramatize the situation.  But on second thought, he realized that his fearful symmetry spoke for itself.

Demitasse Ubiquitous Tyger (photo)

Author: Andrew Sabl

I'm a political theorist and Visiting Professor (through 2017) in the Program on Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale. My interests include the history of political thought, toleration, democratic theory, political ethics, problems of coordination and convention, the realist movement in political theory, and the thought of David Hume. My first book, Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics (Princeton, 2002) covered many of these topics, with a special focus on the varieties of democratic politics and the disparate qualities of mind and character appropriate to those who practice each of them. My second book Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England was published in 2012; I am currently finishing a book on toleration, with the working title The Virtues of Hypocrisy, under contract with Harvard University Press. A Los Angeles native, I got my B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Before coming to Yale I taught at Vanderbilt and at UCLA, where I was an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor; and held visiting positions at Williams, Harvard, and Princeton. I am married to Miriam Laugesen, who teaches health policy and the politics of health care at the Mailman School of public health at Columbia, and we have a twelve-year-old son.

5 thoughts on “Friday catblogging: Demitasse roars”

  1. Gorgeous! And nice to see him sprawled out here, because the aspect ration was off in the main page of the blog.

  2. Shouldn’t that be “fearsome” symmetry? I fear the soliloquy on the degeneration of the English language, which will surely follow, if this catastrophic confusion of meaning isn’t corrected.

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