Reviews & Essays

The Ghosts of Wrath

On the seventy-fifth anniversary of  John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a celebration of the author's revolutionary belief in familial loyalty and America's disenfranchised poor.

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Reviews & Essays

The Little Prince at Seventy

Can a symbol of innocence grow up with its readers?

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Reviews & Essays

End Times

Cruelty and consolation in the last days of the Roman Empire.

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Reviews & Essays

Tacitus and Tiberius

Ancient wisdom regarding corrupt rulers and Roman virtue.

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Reviews & Essays

The Other Socrates

The founder of philosophy is usually seen through Plato's eyes.   But Socrates had other interpreters, too.

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