Tucker was also the first to publish an English translation of Max Stirner 's The Ego and Its Own — which Tucker claimed was his proudest accomplishment.
I was at dinner the other night, and got a question I get all the time: First, let me explain how I even knew Barack Obama: I attended the University of Chicago from to This happened to coincide with the period that Barack Obama was a lecturer at the law school.
I was an undergraduate and had a lot of free time there is nothing to do at the University of Chicago except study, because the social life is AWFULso I spent much of my free time at Henry Crown Fieldhouse playing pick-up basketball.
Many professors played in those pick-up games, including one Barack Obama. I casually mentioned this fact in passing somewhere in my second book Assholes Finish Firstand from that one line, I have been asked about playing basketball with Obama probably times. People are obsessed with this small fact about my life, and pepper me with questions about him.
We knew each other socially, but only in the sense that you know someone who you interact with everyday but never actually befriend. I have no secret insight to him as person, because the fact is, he probably fouled me more times than we had conversations.
So when asked what it was like to play basketball with Obama every day, I usually give some facsimile of that answer -- that I only knew him as a pick-up player and not as a person -- and people leave it at that. This person did not. She knows basketball very well, so she pressed me: Give me the scouting report on him as a player.
That I can do. These are some of the things I said: He can play a little. I knew I could check him. He knew when to backdoor cut, how to pick and roll, when to take his man away so you could drive, how to block out for rebounds, etc. And he would hit open jumpshots if left alone.
He was not some doofus out there trying to get exercise.
He understood the basics of basketball very well, which is better than most people who play pick-up. Just this knowledge of the game made him fun to play with. He would beat you if given space, but if you played even half decent defense on him, you could take him out of the game.
I cannot ever remember him being anything other than a solid player, someone who understood the game well and did most of the right things, but never did much of anything to stand out. He was just a very good role player to have on your team.
Even after I knew the limits of his game, I always half-expected one day he would just decide to turn it on and light everyone up, but it never happened. He was a great third option for your team though, like a Ron Harper to Jordan and Pippen. He never really complained about anything -- like when other people called borderline fouls for instance -- unless it was an obvious wrong call, then he would say something.
But only like a reproachful father. Not an arguer at all, and he was always nice, even when he was correcting you. He never made you feel bad about yourself or anything like that. He was always a very nice, sincere guy, to everyone.
If there was some conflict on the court, over a foul called or ball out of bounds or something like that, he was always a voice of calm and reason. He was an adult before he was a basketball player. He never got wrapped up in the outcome of the game, like some people who play as if its life or death.
He tried hard, but never crossed the competitiveness line, he was always under control. Then the woman said, "Um, you just described his presidency.Top 10% Absolutely Positively the Best 30 Death Penalty Websites on the Internet (Top 1%) Death Penalty Information Center Probably the single most comprehensive and authoritative internet rersource on the death penalty, including hundreds of anti-death penalty articles, essays, and quotes on issues of deterrence, cost, execution of the innocent, racism, public opinion, women, juveniles.
Benjamin Ricketson Tucker (/ ˈ t ʌ k ər /; April 17, – June 22, ) was a 19th-century proponent of American individualist anarchism, which he called "unterrified Jeffersonianism," and editor and publisher of the individualist anarchist periodical Liberty. BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard.
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A thematic bibliography of the history of Christianity. Tucker Max received his BA from the University of Chicago in , and his JD from Duke Law School in He even attended Duke Law School on an academic scholarship, where he neglected to buy any of his textbooks for his final two years and spent part of one semester–while still enrolled in classes–living in Cancun.