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Seminarian: ‘I Want To Get Away’

This is heavy: I’m trying to describe my experience in the…
November 26, 2020

Spanish Left: ‘Burn The Priest’

In Spain, seems like 1931 all over again: Despite restrictions on…
November 25, 2020

‘Hillbilly Elegy’, Class Conflict, & Mercy

Have you had a chance to watch Hillbilly Elegy yet on…
November 25, 2020

The ‘Cost-Effective’ Coup and Other Myths

Fresh off of his defense of the foreign policy “Blob,” Hal…
May 13, 2020

No One Should Be Missing Kissinger

Thomas Meaney debunks the myth of Henry Kissinger: Since leaving office,…
May 11, 2020

Trump’s Contemptible War Powers Veto

The president once again showed his contempt for the Constitution with…
May 7, 2020

The State of the Union

Michael Flynn Pardoned: A Probable End to a Weird, Winding Saga

President Trump announced the pardon of his initial national security adviser,…
November 25, 2020

Back to the Brink of War Again?

Last week, I said that there was still a danger that…
November 25, 2020

Yemenis Are Being Starved to Death

The U.N. Secretary-General warned last week that Yemen faces the worst…
November 24, 2020

New Urbs

Drive Like It’s 1950 on U.S. Route 11

The Virginia stretch of U.S. Route 11 is America. Or at…
November 27, 2020

COVID Will Increase Supercommuting, and That’s a Good Thing

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing social trends more than…
November 24, 2020

The Urban Fantasy of American Universities

College is not real life, the saying goes. By design, the…
November 20, 2020

Prufrock

Holiday Reading

Good morning. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I am…
November 24, 2020

First Complete T. Rex Skeleton

This is exciting: The first complete T. rex skeleton is unveiled…
November 23, 2020

Are Literary Prizes Rigged?

In ASAP, Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young write about what they…
November 20, 2020