Twenty Years Ago . . .

By William F. Zachmann, for the Duxbury Clipper Twenty years ago, in 1991, the Duxbury Political Machine was in a bit of a quandary. Several years earlier it had successfully engineered the passage by the Massachusetts legislature and acceptance by…

Read More→

The Favor Bank

By William F. Zachmann, for the Duxbury Clipper “The Favor Bank” is the title a chapter in Tom Wolfe’s 1987 best seller “The Bonfire of the Vanities”.  Sherman McCoy is a millionaire preppy WASP bond trader in New York City…

Read More→

Letters in the Clipper – Introduction

Responses, by way of letters to the editor, to my latest columns in the Duxbury Clipper are proving to be, to me at least, as rewarding as they are interesting. They offer valuable feedback confirming that what I have been…

Read More→

Twenty Years Ago . . . (Part 1)

Published in the Duxbury Clipper on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Twenty years ago, in 1991, the Duxbury Political Machine was in a bit of a quandary. Several years earlier it had successfully engineered the passage by the Massachusetts legislature and acceptance…

Read More→

The Duxbury Political Machine

Published in the Duxbury Clipper on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 The ability of free citizens to govern themselves wisely has been debated for thousands of years. In Athens, the cradle of democracy, over 2500 years ago, the philosopher Plato advocated…

Read More→

Seen a Selectman’s Meeting on TV Recently?

Published in the Duxbury Clipper on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Meetings of the Duxbury Board of Selectmen or School Committee may not be the highest rated reality shows these days, but having them on TV at least gives citizens and…

Read More→