Tag Archive: philosophy

How To Be A Conservative, by Roger Scruton @ NYJB

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Noted British philosopher explains how to be a conservative.

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Wilberforce, by HS Cross @ NYJB

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In “Wilberforce” HS Cross crafts passages of agonizing psychological self-torment with a master’s ear for the perfect phrase.

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CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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Liberation, Edited and Introduced by Mark Ludwig

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“Liberation,” edited and with an introduction by Mark Ludwig, casts a global net to find out what poets think about the concept of freedom.

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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The R. Douglas Jacobs Interview

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I interview the poet R. Douglas Jacobs, author of Gethsemane: a Poem About Us. We discussed the creativity, sacrifice, and the epic.

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American Odd: Kooks, by Donna Kossy

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American Odd begins with a look at “Kooks,” by Donna Kossy, a compendium of strange systems of thought from the weirder crevices of the American Experience.

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Gethsemane: An Epic Poem About Us, by R. Douglas Jacobs

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A review of an epic poem on religious themes … and it isn’t what you think.

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An Introduction to American Odd

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What do Henry Darger, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s mother, J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, and Gilbert Sorrentino have in common? They are subjects of my new essay series, American Odd.

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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