Vanity Post: My Alasdair MacIntyre Story

Last year, I went on a trip to Illinois and Indiana for academic networking purposes.  I spent one of the days at Notre Dame where I met with Mark Noll and David Solomon.

Solomon and I sat down at a little corner eatery on campus and began chatting about the last few years and a few things we have in common.  In the middle of it, he looked up and began speaking to a man behind me who I couldn’t see.

He said something like this:

“I can’t talk with you right now.  I’m having lunch with Hunter Baker.”

I asked, “Who was that?”

He replied, “Oh, that was Alasdair MacIntyre.”

My little subgroup of fellow academics are all smiling now.