Noel Koch

Noel Koch served for eleven months as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy in the Obama Administration.

Boston: Familiarity Breeds Contempt

 

Men and women from all over the world come to Boston to run the Marathon. But bet on this: Next April will see a record number of Americans running it. Many of them will be people who competed in this year’s fatal race. Some of them will be in wheelchairs and at least one will […]

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Secretary Kerry’s Maiden Voyage

 

Former Senator John Kerry has a long-standing reputation as someone lacking an ear for the minor key. He seems to be tone-deaf, not a good thing in the vicar of American foreign policy. In his abortive run for president in 2004, it was the little things: wife Teresa, the wealthy widow of Heinz ketchup heir […]

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Ordering More Disorders

 

In the early 19th century Samuel Butler wrote a quasi-utopian novel called Erewhon. It was startlingly prescient. Those who committed crimes were considered to be ill. Those who were ill were considered guilty of a crime. Society objected to facing the pains of others. In the following century Aldous Huxley expanded the same envelop in […]

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