Wallace Hoggatt

Power and Authority

The words “power” and “authority” aren’t synonyms. True, many people use the words interchangeably, and sometimes it’s hard to see if there is a bright line that separates the two concepts.  But let’s find out what distinguishes one from the other – with a little help from … read more.

Let Us Have Faith

It’s customary in February of each year for Americans to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president.  But this month we also commemorate the 160th anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of his 1860 address given at New York’s Cooper Union – a … read more.

Obiter Dicta

Back in my parents’ generation, when you were hired as a newspaper reporter, your first assignment was to write your own obituary.  I don’t know if that is still true.  But it would be an interesting assignment for all of us, not just for … read more.