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Tom Engelhardt: My Life with Maus

Or How I Was Banned (Even If in a Second-Hand Way) by a Trumpian World

February 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

Abby Zimet: These Are Not the Best of Times

On the vital, longtime, increasingly bonkers battleground of culture wars that are our schools and our kids and what they can learn, it keeps getting worse. A new report finds … Continue reading

January 28, 2022 · 7 Comments

Christopher Schelin: Cancel culture looks a lot like old-fashioned church discipline

We not only discover a form of “cancel culture” in the history of American evangelicalism, but also some examples of how to overcome the polarization that often defines its contemporary expressions.

June 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

José Alcantara: The National Association of Information Destruction

I bet you think I made that up,that this is some dystopian anti-elegy,
and that I am another Cassandra, bemoaning
a distant, inevitable future, but I saw it,
not ten minutes ago…

September 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Karen J. Greenberg: Dismantling Democracy, One Word at a Time

Down the Memory Hole Consider us officially in an Orwellian world, though we only half realize it. While we were barely looking, significant parts of an American language long familiar … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Helen Keller: Letter To Nazi Students Before They Burn Her Book (1933)

To the student body of Germany: History has taught you nothing if you think you can kill ideas. Tyrants have tried to do that often before, and the ideas have … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

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