The Chit-Chat Club
San Francisco, California

Papers online on this site:

 

Benet, Thomas A.

Poetry – An Elusive Task, February 12, 2001

Where Did the Thunder Go? 2001

Science 101, September 8, 2008

Thank You, Thank You, February 15, 2011

An Enormous Dog, October 8, 2013

The Way of Words, December 8, 2015

 

Cruciger, Marc Petty

Postmodernism – Have We Seen the End of It?, January 10, 2005

How Little We Know….Or Do We? The Physiology of Romantic Love, April, 2007

Essay Clubs of the United States, February 9, 2009

Socrates, Would You Like to Join the Chit Chat Club?, June 13, 2011

Come On! Try It! You Might Like It!, September 10, 2012

A Breed of Her Own, November 11, 2014

The Magic Pencil, January 10, 2017

 

Griffin, Noah

The Recruitment, Deployment, and First Engagement of the Civil War’s Glory Regiment, the Massachusetts 54th, September 12, 2017

 

Hammond, George C.

The Future’s Horizon, March 7. 2016

 

Hartley, David M.

Dewey Defeats Truman, February 12, 2013

The Shot Heard ‘round the World, September 8, 2015

Secret Cities of the Manhattan Project, February 13, 2018

 

Horn, Albert

The President and the Emperor, September 8, 2003

Should We or Should We Not?, April 10, 2006

Betrayal, November 10, 2008

E Pluribus Unum, April 11, 2011

 

Jones, Alan

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus!, December 12, 2011

The Bicameral Mind and the Movie Playing in Our Heads!, December 10, 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole! How to Live with the Absurd, April 12, 2016

 

Jonsen, Albert R.

The Cloning of Coblenz, February 6, 1982

He Doesn’t Eat Here, November, 1984

Fetuses, Physicians, Felons, 1987

Cell Wars, November 12, 2001

A Wisdom Gay and Sociable, December 13, 2006

The Damnable Paradoxe. April 9, 2009

The Spotless Mind, January 9, 2012

 

Karlstrom, Paul J.

Dali and Garcia Lorca: Art, Love-Sex, Politics, and Death, May 14, 2013

Moral Re-Armament: My Early Life in a Utopian Cult, January 12, 2016

 

Kitt, F. Theodore

Michael O’Shaughnessy, September 14, 2009

 

Lyons, Arthur

It’s for the Birds

Words and Music

What If, May 11, 2009

Begot in the Ventricles of Memory, November 14, 2011

A Bang for a Buck, or Less, April 8, 2014

A Life, September 13, 2016

 

Maier, Peter K.

Opportunities, Anomalies and Pitfalls in the Federal Tax Law, September 10, 2013

The Effect of Political Correctness on Civil Rights, February 9, 2016

Costly Tax Mistakes, April 11, 2017

 

Maser, Clark

What Governs History, 2000

Brush Up Your Thucydides, April 4, 2002

King Canute and the Tipping Point, November 8, 2004

Summoned by Bells, March 12, 2007

April, 1917: What If?, October 12, 2009

The Price of Loyalty, March 12, 2012

Arthur: The Enduring Myth, May 13, 2014

Elegy for a Generation, May 10, 2016

 

McKenzie, Kirk

Is There A Crisis In the Performing Arts? The Case of Opera and Symphony Orchestras,             June 11, 2007

Armies of the Night, November 9, 2009

Playing the Devil: How Iran Came to See the United States As the ‘Great Satan,’ and How Despite This, A Nuclear Accord Might Be Reached, May 14, 2012

Dick, Pat and Henry’s Excellent Adventure: The Nixon Trip to China as History and as Opera, June 10, 2014

Primaries, Populism and Citizens United: How the Republicans Ended Up with Donald Trump, November 8, 2016

 

McLaughlin, Andrew C. III

An Examination of the American Character, March 7, 2005

Thoughts on the Formation of the State of Iraq, February 11, 2008

Wet-Dry, Silver-Lead, June 14, 2010

 

McQuade, Donald

The Literary Essay in the Age of Twitter, February 12, 2015

 

Morse, James

Are All Men Created Equal?, April 11, 1988

We Need A Good War, October 8, 1990

Gettysburg, What If? 1992

Capitalism, May 11, 1998

The New Millennium, January 10, 2000

Abraham Lincoln, What If, June 8, 2009

Neiman, Max

Excellence and Broad Base Power: An American Application, March 14, 20017

Nelson, William R

How Did We Get Here?, October 13, 2008

Boys and Girls, March 14, 2011

Seventy-Two Percent, February 11, 2014

North, D. Warner

“Free to Choose” – But Will We Choose Wisely? September 9, 2014

Daniel Warner: Learning about My Namesake, Who Lived Two Centuries before Me, May 9, 2017

Patton, Robert Gray

The Gene Is in the Bottle, April 11, 2005

By the Light of the Moon, September 10, 2007

Fish Out of Water, March 8, 2010

Pearce, Stephen S.

The Pursuit of Happiness, December 13, 2010

The Paradox of the Perpetual Revolution: Change vs. Resistance, October 8, 2012

A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words; A Metaphor Is Worth a 1000 Pictures, December 9, 2014

When You Have More Than Five Minutes, December 13, 2016

Prescott, Richmond

A Hogshead of Sense? May 8, 1978

The Best Offense, June 9, 1980

Einthoven, Enthoven and Entitlement, January 11, 1982

Whiteness, October 6, 1983

The Principle of Self-Interest Rightly Understood: De Tocqueville Revisited, February 10, 1986

Storytelling: Nothing but the Truth? November 4, 1990

Two Angry Men, October 12, 1995

Antis, May 8, 1998

Capital Punishment, November 8, 1999

The Self Shelf, December 8, 2003

Outraged Lamentations, December 12, 2005

Homo Economicus, October 11, 2010

Reinhardt, Richard

The One, The Only, The Original Don Juan, June 9, 2008

What Was A Newspaper? November 8, 2010

The Ideology of Ecotopia, June 11, 2013
The Burden of Guilt: Munich, 1938, November 10, 2015

On Foot in America, June 12, 2018

Resh, Vincent H.

The Ugly American Fail-Safe, and the Cold War, January 14, 2014

Gender 2016, October 11, 2016

Rivo, Morton G.

Quacks, Charlatans and Mountebanks: Gifted Entrepreneurs of American Medicine, October 13, 2015

Rutherford, R. Calvert

The Strange Story of Santiago de Compostela, October 11, 1993

The Inventors of Romantic Love, September 9, 1996

Saved by an Earthquake, February 9, 1998

A Celebration of Life, June 12, 2000

India – Land of Extremes, September 10, 2001

From Francis to Perry, October, 11, 2004

All States Are Not Created Equal, February 12, 2007

An Historical Crime, January 12, 2009

Walls, September 12, 2011

The Pursuit of Happiness, November 12, 2013

Safrit, Henry F.

The Building Health Care Crisis in the U.S., May 9, 2005

The Romantic Era in Music, April 18, 2008

The Gap, September 13, 2010

Schram, John A.

see also listing in Chicago Literary Club Roll of Members (S)

Sometimes the Good Guys Wear Black Hats, June 8, 1998

Election Year 1800, November 13, 2000

The Lincoln Douglas Debates, November 4, 2002

Religion and the Part It Plays in Presidential Elections, October 9, 2005

Figures of Speech, April 12, 2010

Opening for Chit-Chat 2012, November 12, 2012

Ramifications of the U.S. Geo-Political Pivot and Its Effect on U.S. China Relations, April 14, 2015

Seven Score and Fourteen, November 14,  2017

 

Schwarzer, William W.

Smoke and Mirrors,  May 1997

In Search of Equality, March 1999

Follow the Money,  June, 2001

NATO and the Transatlantic Divide, July, 2003

The Crime Of Punishment, January 2006

SUPCTHIS, October 2007

Mr. Polk’s War, December 14, 2009

The Most Hated Man in England, February 13, 2012

A Thumbnail History of Islam, March 13, 2013

Understanding Shari’a, March 12, 2014

A Lost Chance, January 13, 2015

 

Seidner, Francis

The Collecting Phenomenon, November 11, 1996

Whatever Happened to Honor?, December 14, 1998

Faith and Tolerance, April 9, 2001

The Bell and the Candle Snuffer, November 10, 2003

Choosing Candidates, February 13, 2006

Colleges and Universities, December 10, 2007

Pumping Gas, May 10, 2010

Heaven and Hell; Choice and Aspiration (A Conversation), December 10, 2012

Parkinson’s Law Revisited, February 15, 2017

Sheldon, Wylie

Straining to Atone, November 12, 2007

A Very Likely Cause, February 8, 2010

Starr, Kevin

The Relationship between the Popular and Sophisticated Arts: An Inquiry, June 14, 2016

Stephenson, Charles G.

Taxation with Representation 1776-1936, May 12, 2015

Perfectly Permissible Plundering, January 9, 2018

Sullivan, Charles

As If He Had Seen It Before; Deconstructing the "First Voyage" of Christopher Columbus, October 10, 2011

Sir Francis Drake’s “Nova Albion”: The Lasting Value of a British Colony that Never Actually Existed, January 14, 2013

Making History: Reconstructing the Elizabethan Quest for the “Northwest Passage”, June 9, 2015

Let Us Not Praise Famous Men, December 12, 2017

 

Thaler, Michael

A Mugwampish Tendency”: 100 Years of Living the Life of The Chit-Chat Club, January 11, 2010

Progress Is Our Most Important Product, June 11, 2012

The Man Who Wore A White Coat and Orange Jacket, October 14, 2014

In the Room Where It Happens, June 13, 2017

Willis, F. Roy

Married to the Sea: Venice and Its Mediterranean Empire, March 10, 2015

De Gaulle and FDR, March 13, 2018