Bill Kauffman

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Peter Fonda: We Got ‘Easy Rider’ Wrong, Man

The late actor disagreed that his film was about a lack of freedom in 1960s America. Quite the opposite.
Bill Kauffman December 5, 2019

Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Billy Pilgrim’ Turns 50

How a comrade of the author became the protagonist of one of the most read anti-war novels of all time.
Bill Kauffman September 20, 2019

Don’t Kill the Umps!

If baseball wants to replace an institution with a robot, then the fans need to take their bats up and revolt.
Bill Kauffman August 22, 2019

The Anthem of Militant Americanism

The Battle Hymn of the Republic was written and embraced by righteous war makers in the service of God. No wonder it's endured.
Bill Kauffman July 25, 2019

On Free Speech and War, Charles Beard Was No Trimmer

But he was horsewhipped for his insistence that U.S. participation in World War II would imperil freedom of thought.
Bill Kauffman June 3, 2019

Hell in a Bucket, Life in a Cup

Remembering a dear friend who lost everything and found God.
Bill Kauffman March 27, 2019

Let’s Hope These Rebels Never ‘Court Extinction’

Antiwar Republicans like Thomas Massie have been punished for bucking the hawkish order. But they've fought on.
Bill Kauffman March 18, 2019

Remembering a Local Cultural Czarina

Wanda Frank made small-town Batavia a little brighter.
Bill Kauffman January 21, 2019