Why Colonel Sartoris?

Allow me to explain the puzzling title. Colonel Sartoris is William Faulkner's greatest character. He exemplifies those values that his society cherishes, namely tradition, patriarchy, courtliness, and courage. Though modernity's slow march tries to strip him of these things, Sartoris continues to live as he always has, knowing that "the past is never dead. It's not even past." He seeks order in the honorable folkways and mores of his forbears. Let us not forget his example.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Supreme Court Trading Cards

Now, I claim to be a law school nerd, through and through. But even I think this has a failed, doomed market. Check it out: it's a John Roberts trading card. I understand that it's tongue-in-cheek, but who, honestly, has this much time on their hands?

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