Question: If you were looking into an organization that offered leadership training and scholarships to high-achieving high school students, and that organization was named after Alexander Hamilton and purported to take him as a role model, what would that suggest about the underlying beliefs of the staff and board of directors?
Hamilton was a federalist, but as far as I can see from googling and wiki-ing, the term federalist as it is now applied (small government/states’ rights, a la Reagan) means the opposite of what it meant when Hamilton was one (strong centralized government with life sentences, um, I mean terms, for politicians). So does the organizational culture embrace new federalism or old federalism?
Also, I noted that Hamilton was killed in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr, which made me glad that duels are no longer fashionable, since Dick Cheney would surely have dropped a whole bunch of opponents.
On a less historical note, I’m coming to appreciate facebook more, now that it doesn’t make me dizzy to look at it anymore. Last night I was IM chatting with a pal from elementary school days. I’m still dodging the doohickeys, though. Poker, coves, and various other mysterious (to me) applications. Baby steps, baby steps.