Sunday Morning Sermon

It’s Sunday morning, so let’s hear from a Distinguished Reverend with an inspiring voice who does not deserve to be dragged into our ever-revolting political thrust and parry.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College Lonon. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over ten thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Sermon”

  1. Among the meaner things said about Green during the youtube ad brouhaha comes from Suzy Welch. It’s on Krugman’s blog, relevant snippet below:

    One of the better answers I have found comes from a well-known supporter of Mr Romney – Suzy Welch, former editor in chief of the Harvard Business Review, and wife of Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. In an appearance on CNN with her husband, Mrs Welch suggested that Mr Obama’s personal style and choice of musical material define him as a member of a “different America”. I would imagine this is why Mr Romney’s campaign included the snippet of Mr Obama singing “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. They hoped it would convey his otherness.

    “It’s the difference between the songs that they’re singing,” Mrs Welch said. “Mitt Romney didn’t exactly do a beautiful job on that song, but think about what he’s singing, OK? I mean it’s that patriotic song and he goes all the way through it. Then you’ve got the very cool Barack Obama singing Al Green. That is the two different Americas. Isn’t it?”

    1. Wow. Mitt is just tone-deaf, but his whole staff seem to be politically tone-deaf and historically clueless. The Apollo was one of the first venues in NY to hire Black entertainers, and the Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club were among the earliest desegregated (for the audience) places in the country?

  2. If there is one America represented by Barack and Michelle Obama and the other by the adulterous Suzy and Jack Welch, then it’s clear which one has family values.

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