It is said that all things come to an end. I'm not sure if that's literally true but it is true of man-made things and the Harvard Square Commentary falls into that category. It has been a publication designed, to a considerable extent, to make the case that the main thrust of the Bush administration was not in keeping with the better aspects of our national character. Mr. Bush's presidency is over and we have decided that it is just as well for the Harvard Square Commentary to be over also.
It hasn't required huge effort, yet what it has taken may be the increment of energy that would allow me to do other things that I would very much like to do.
My main contribution has been the series of articles listed under the heading of "From Liberty Street." I have got so in the habit of turning these out that I don't want to give them up. So, they will continue to be written and will be posted each Monday on wordandimageofvermont.com. I invite all readers of the HSC to check that site from time to time. About a dozen new items appear there every week and I plan to keep going at that rate. You can keep up with some of Neil Turner's activities by visiting his site at neilturner.net.
We will maintain the Harvard Square Commentary's presence on the web as an archive, in case any of you should wish to check items from the past several years.
We are grateful to all our contributors and our readers. I hope we've offered you thoughts and information which have helped each of you clarify your understanding of the era we are now leaving. I've enjoyed hearing from everyone who has written. I hope you'll continue to get in touch with me personally from time to time.