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"One does not jail Voltaire." So responded the president of France to calls that Jean-Paul Sartre be arrested for backing an independent Algeria.
A confession is, by definition, a declaration of guilt.
When I took childbirth classes six years ago, the word "pressure" was bandied about an awful lot: We heard about the pressure on our bladders, the pressure applied to our backs to ease contractio
All nations are modern inventions, but those fashioned in the Middle East show their scaffolding more than most.
According to the Constitution, the President, with the consent of the Senate, selects the members of the Supreme Court.
In the midst of a wicked winter, I like to curl up with some sultry nature writing. My father instilled in me a fascination with the natural world.
In 1964 an important if somewhat obscure Polish writer and public intellectual named Aleksander Wat arrived at the University of California, Berkeley, and began the work that would eventually bec
Despite their indifference to genre fiction, American publishers of literary novels have consistently made exceptions for homegrown crime writers.
It's been a while since Cuba, that caiman-shaped Caribbean isle, ceased to be a place on the map.
Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in his State of the Union Message exactly forty years ago.