The Problem With Buzzwords
July 21, 2014 |
Man is a symbol-using (symbol-making, symbol-misusing) animal.
- Kenneth Burke, "Definition of Man"
In a piece in Th...
An Academic Farce
July 17, 2014 |
This article was originally published on the Text Patterns blog, July 3, 2014. Reprinted courtesy of the author.
Peter Conn is right about one thing: college accreditation i...
Our Complicity in the Scandal of Somaly Mam
July 11, 2014 |
Last month a piece broke from Newsweek, launching a richly reported accusation against an activist superstar in the development field of human trafficking, Somaly Mam. According...
Is There Room for the Quaker's Wife?
July 9, 2014 |
"All the world is strange," said the Quaker to his wife, "except for me and thee. But even thee I wonder about."
These days I am feeling a lot like the Quaker's wife.