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One of the greatest paradoxes of the modern era is the relationship between science and rationalism.
Pablo Neruda is often compared to Walt Whitman. In fact, the Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner outdid Whitman in some respects.
We live, it has been said, in a postideological age. Ideologically confused might be more like it.
Shortly after Strom Thurmond died, the flags at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia were lowered to half-staff. Every flag except one, that is.
How "superpower syndrome" is ravaging the world.
One of the nation's finest historians, Studs Terkel has told the story of twentieth-century America through the voices of ordinary people.
Toni Morrison's slim new novel, Love, may seem, at first glance, to fit within a group of books one could crudely call Morrison Lite, not requiring any heavy lifting from the reader like h
Since 9/11, terror has become one of the most fashionable issues on both the American and the international agenda, and almost every publisher has rushed to publish a book written by one of the i
Errol Morris: After you left the Johnson Administration, why didn't you speak out against the Vietnam War?
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