Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain attracted considerable
attention some years back; it was widely read as a fictionalized version
of literary critic Anatole Broyard's life.
In 1990, The Nation ran a dispatch from Portland, Oregon, by
editorial board member Elinor Langer titled "The American Neo-Nazi
Movement Today." The piece, which took up almost an entire
We live in interesting times. These days we can all pretty much
acknowledge that race does not exist as a scientific construct; these
days, we can all agree that racism is wrong.
As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan
case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a
In his 1998 book, One Nation, After All, Alan Wolfe chided
liberals for their misapprehensions about the political attitudes of
CORRECTION: The Fisher family
of Six Feet Under is Episcopalian, not Catholic. (10/1)
"I have never had such a bad feeling about a war ever before," wrote Sha
Twa Nee on the Prophecy Club message board in April.
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Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many:
"This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.