Popeye the Sailor Man, © Bud Sagendorf 1957, King Features

Dealing with Uncertain Certainties


On of WC’s favorite professors, Dom LaRusso, tried to hammer the tools for critical thinking into WC’s head. It was LaRusso’s thesis, tracing back to Cicero, that a good citizen had to be able to think critically and explain his positions on issues persuasively. To illustrate the importance of critical thinking, LaRusso pointed to Popeye. Popeye, for…