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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

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

“Let us not fool ourselves in this hour of appraisal…”

November 5, 2014

Definitive assessments of Ronald Reagan and “the warrior state,” plus early looks at Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, and zeitgeist-defining essays on “cold war liberalism” and “the gay moment.”

October 24, 2014

A forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014

“How can I have seemed so settled in my opinions? So smug in my attitudes?”

September 24, 2014