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Sacred Speech by Donna Schaper
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/15): "Only one thing separates sacred speech from ordinary speech: Spirit. That’s Donna Schaper’s word for God—not any particular diety, but 'the God beyond Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism
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Why We Lost by Daniel P. Bolger
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/15): "'I am a United States Army general, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism.' In Daniel Bolger’s frank, detailed exploration of what went wrong during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, th
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Victorians and the Case for Charity by Marilyn Button
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/15): "In 19th century England, the plight of the poor was pervasive and difficult to ignore. Centered around the passage of the 1834 New Poor Laws, the essays in Victorians and the Case for Char
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The Battle for Justice in Palestine by Ali Abunimah
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/15): “'The Palestinians are winning,' says Ali Abunimah. A journalist, activist, and 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship recipient, Abunimah acknowledges that his words 'might seem like hubri
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Social Theory as a Vocation by Donald N. Levine
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Donald N. Levine, AB'50, AM'54, PhD'57
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/15): "Does anyone still make a living as a social theorist? It’s hard to believe anyone could in post–financial crisis America, with lagging institutional support for the humanities
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Reunion by Hannah Pittard
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/15): "Kate Pulaski, the dysfunctional protagonist in Hannah Pittard’s second novel, learned of her estranged father’s suicide while waiting on an airport tarmac before a flight to her Chicago home. K
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After the Silents by Michael Slowik
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/15): "Michael Slowik viewed more than 200 films for his study of the emergence of music in Hollywood and its impact on the subsequent “Golden Age” of film music from 1935 to 1950. He recounts early a
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