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A teacher discovers that sixty years after its publication, Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country still stirs deep emotions about fathers and errant sons.

The Kindle e-reader lightens your load, but can you curl up with it in bed?

It's National Poetry Month, and that means cooked meat.

A journey through the American heartland reveals the anger and desperation of the Great Depression.

An account of the most recent installment in the nation's sick love affair with literary exhibitionists.

Susan Faludi's Terror Dream made a provocative splash, but therapy is no substitute for understanding reality.

A not-too-fond remembrance of "Squire Willie,"
patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.

No chain stores or web sites can replace Dutton's in the hearts of the LA literati.

"To achieve 'social values more noble than mere monetary profit,' to
'keep the money changers permanently out of the temple of our
civilization'...would be to transform America."

"Here is a lost cause no longer lost, but come to triumphant success, and if the pioneers of that cause are looking down upon this scene, there will be rejoicing in heaven on the fourth day of March."

Blogs

The justices didn’t quote Christian Parenti, but they should have.

June 25, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014

A dispatch from the House of Representatives, June 6, 1944.

June 6, 2014

The hateful commentary about the soldier’s return is motivated by fear of what his so-called desertion reveals.

June 5, 2014

There is no avoiding the inherently alienating consequences of trying to earn a living through the production of words.

May 30, 2014

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014

Anniversaries of the decision are opportunities to reflect on how much has been promised, how much delivered, how much still owed.

May 14, 2014

For seventy-five years, industry has tried to paint organized workers as "red agitators."

May 1, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014