Volume IV                                 February 25, 2008                                Number 8
A Political, Social, Literary Journal

From John R. Guthrie
A Review of
The Rape of Nanking
I came late to The Rape of Nanking, having intended to read it but didn’t until a writer friend recently mentioned it...

From Lawrence Velvel
The New York Times,
Cable TV, And McCain
This is probably my shortest posting ever...

Implication for the Long Run
Developments Last Week
Perils in Obama Land
Roadway Safety
Which Story?
Financial Crisis
Everything Else

Musings in My Morris Chair
I never did learn how to spell in Swahili, but I believe this is...

From Robert Zannelli
Hector Avalos:
The End of Biblical Studies
In this radical critique of his own academic specialty...

From the Video Shop
Lust, Caution
Ang Lee certainly has a talent for directing unconventional love stories...

Wisdom from Polonius
Eastern Thoughts
From the minds of Tetsura, Confucius, Lao Tzu, the Malaysians, and the Chinese  

Chuckle of the Week
Analogies and Metaphors
Part One
Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit...

Site of the Week
Frozen Grand Central
A reader sent us this experiment in human behavior shown on You Tube

Editor's Panel

From the Editor
I am now back in Vermont after my trip to Florida. When I got here, I found snow stacked up so high, I had to...

From Liberty Street
A Mind of Sorts
For the past several days I've been asking myself whether there is anything that can reasonably be called the mind of America...

From Sanitas
A Lexicon for
the 21st Century
Definitions you will not find
in the normal dictionary

From Our Readers
Links to Other Articles
Memo to President Obama

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