When our country was founded, women couldn't vote, black men and women were slaves, cruel and unusual punishment was the rule and not the exception, and only the rich had any power. Which is why the title for the latest lecture presented by the Philosopher's Forum, Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and Justice in the Origin of America, caught our attention. We don't know what kind of theories Thomas G. West, a professor in the department of classics at the University of Dallas, intends to propose. We just hope he doesn't let our founders off the hook that easily. Philosopher's Forum meets on at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wyatt's Cafeteria, located at the southwest corner of Forest and Marsh lanes. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Call (214) 373-7216.
If you did judge a book by its cover, you would think that David Bach's book Smart Women Finish Rich had something to do with sleeping your way to the top, or at least marrying money. Maybe we're just looking for controversy at every turn, but Bach's book is actually about how women can get paid the same as their male counterparts in the workplace. The other version sounded better, but if you would like to know more, Bach will sign copies and discuss Smart Women Finish Rich at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borders, 10720 Preston Road at Royal Lane. Call (214) 363-1977.