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Five Easy Pieces: Race in the Symbolic Universe

A T&T working paper: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2473235. The five pieces have been previously published on New Savanna.

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Abstract: How did Western culture get from Shakespeare’s Caliban to Bill Cosby’s Dr.

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Great Revaluing

Sweetheart, fellow mom, you are not alone

Righteous Cause Monday.

I found this on my Facebook feed about a young mom who wanted to quit being a mom, a blog post from the website “Finding Joy”. 666 more words


G. Orwell on Mark Twain

Mark Twain has sometimes been compared with his contemporary, Anatole France. This comparison is not so pointless as it may sound. Both men were the spiritual children of Voltaire, both had an ironical, sceptical view of life, and a native pessimism overlaid by gaiety; both knew that the existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions.

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Corrupted Poetry

A sloppy proofreader can ruin the most praiseworthy writing. (Just ask Mark Twain.)

If you’ve ever seen something you wrote poorly edited—or including introduced errors—you know personally just how criminal this is. 694 more words


Menelusuri Riwayat Iowa, Ibukota Sastra Dunia (1)

Midwest, bagian barat tengah negeri Paman Sam, di telinga saya lebih lekat dengan cerita-cerita koboi dan para penjelajah yang berani dan penuh semangat petualangan. Midwest yang terletak di tengah-tengah daratan Amerika Utara terdiri dari 12 negara bagian yakni Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin dan yang tak kalah penting Iowa. 960 more words