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In Nell Zink’s The Wallcreeper, biology fails to determine anything at all.
Americans were furious at the inequalities of their country 200 years ago. Could they get as angry today?
Ayn Rand was a melodramatist of the moral life: the battle is between the producer and the moochers, and it must end in life or death.
Woman as sharer and carer, woman as earth mother, woman as guardian of small rituals—these images are as old as time.
Democracy is dead in the United States. Yet there is still nothing to replace real democracy.
The atomic bomb represents a revolution in science. It calls for a comparable revolution in our thinking.
A farsighted policy might do more to stem the Communist tide than sending a few more plane-loads of napalm.
Many small towns are “backward” in a likable way, but I have never seen one so Norman-Rockwellish.
Communists are intolerant and ruthless, often unscrupulous, but they are also zealous, brave, and willing to put up with hardship and abuse.