Commonplace Book: Inauguration Celebration Spectacular

Utopian socialist philosopher Charles Fourier taxonomizes the character of President Donald J. Trump. Continue reading Commonplace Book: Inauguration Celebration Spectacular

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Sex Scandal America: Politics & the Ritual of Public Shaming, by David Rosen

“Americans love sex scandals, and nothing better tells the story of American than sex scandals.”  So begins David Rosen’s Sex Scandal America: Politics & the Ritual of Public Shaming.  Sensational title aside, Rosen charts the hidden history of America from the erotic shenanigans of the Puritans to the erotic shenanigans of Eliot Spitzer, Larry Craig, and Ted Haggard.  Rosen does a magnificent job of placing sex scandals into a historical context.  Each era derived specific things from the sex scandals.  These sex scandals found use as either cautionary tales or political fodder or entertainment. Rosen remains even-handed on a topic … Continue reading Sex Scandal America: Politics & the Ritual of Public Shaming, by David Rosen

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