FROM THE EDITORIAL DESK
By David Beilstein
Crede, ut intelligas welcomes the contrarian of contrarians—our newly acquired staff writer, Mr Robert Luke Capehert.
Born in Washington, D.C.’s George Washington Hospital on Nov. 27, 1983, Mr Capehert is a 2001 graduate of Saint Allonym University in Tacoma Washington, where he graduated with honours, obtaining his B.A. in political science, and a minor in journalism.
In time, Crede, ut intelligas will occupy new territory. Mr Capehert will take over various editorial duties when time allows. At some point, I will have to change the introduction part featured on Crede’s website to expand topics thus covered.
If the Lord is willing, Mr Capehert will write about television and literature and numerous other cultural topics. His tastes run from the popular to the eccentric, so be patient. Those readers used to a straightforward style will find a welcome relief in Mr Capehert’s ability to be blunt and devastatingly aligned with American zeitgeist.
What Mr Capehert lacks in compassion he makes up for with journalistic muscle. While immensely talented—somewhat at least—Mr Capehert is arrogant, but never oft putting.
Mr Capehert does not quote very much—and there will be lots of attention paid to one of his perennial heroes, heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. Mr Capehert once told me he would like to do for prose what Mr Johnson did for boxing.
Subsequently, a review of American author James Ellroy’s literary skills is in order, awaiting Mr Capehert’s voice and opinion. Up first, however, will be a review of Mr Ellroy’s brilliant 1995 novel, American Tabloid.
Mr Capehert’s strength is in being assertive. And what I admire about Mr Capehert happens to be what the Negro has a monopoly on. So it is assumed. His appetites are legion and diverse—shifting without warning. So far, Robert Capehert has stuck to a lot of the same kind of points I’ve made in previous columns. But the task has been to get him off his ass a little—showing, not telling, concerning divergent viewpoints and presumptions.
I’m elated to have this old school Negro aboard.
Within our editorial offices (a Mac computer is all we got!) Robert L Capehert will be peek-a-booing over John Dos Passos’ U.S.A. trilogy—comparing it with the City of Demon’s own, Mr Ellroy’s oeuvre.
David Joseph Beilstein