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michael-seidel's picture
Sep.04.2012
I have a deal for you.  I'll give you $1.00 and you give me $1.61. Sound fair? Of course it does. But that's what we do here in America. We're attempting to reduce our Federal deficit here in the United States, and do so without raising taxes on the wealthy, although other tax increases, if...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.25.2012
This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald  image via sc.edu   Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise was given a tentative thumbs-down by the literati of the day, most not understanding what Fitzgerald was trying to accomplish. And even today it’s not a...
jm-cornwell's picture
Feb.06.2012
A utopian paradise is possible as long as there are no people. The Shakers had it, but they all died out because sex was not an option, not even for procreation. No sex = no offspring = oblivion for the sect. Thomas More died for his utopian beliefs, and because he wouldn't agree that King Henry...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.26.2011
image via dvdbeaver.com Anna Karenina – Section One, by Leo Tolstoy I always start a book slowly - I have to get a feel for the writer's style, the characters, setting, and some idea of where the book will lead me. But I've now finished Section One of Anna Karenina and have these comments: Tolstoy...
monty-heying's picture
Apr.07.2011
Pubished in 1963, SAGN was Ken Kesey's second book. He must have written chunks of it while on LSD, because of the herky-jerky wildness of some passages. (At Standford in 1959, he was paid by the CIA to experiment with LSD.) (Leland) "Can I possibly go back and wrest from my past some...
monty-heying's picture
Jan.13.2011
 FREEDOM has been criticized as misanthropic; that it dodges personal responsibility by blaming family; that the characters are average people doing unexciting things. These views strike me as short-sighted and missing entirely a prime objective of good literature-the examination of society. In the...
alan-kaufman's picture
Dec.22.2010
http://litseen.com/2010/12/22/free-university-an-experiment-in-education...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Oct.30.2010
  THE ACTION IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS SO BE PREPARED AS THIS ONE WILL COST YOU A BUNDLE IN THE END AND DAMAGE YOUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE.   H. R. 4646    I have gone into THOMAS (Library of Congress) and printed out and read all 15 pages of this bill which has...
gayle-early's picture
Oct.24.2010
On Saturday, October 23, my eleven-year-old daughter finished her soccer game as clouds skidded across the sky. I said to our coach, Janos, who is Hungarian but came to the United States on a soccer scholarship years ago, "Happy Revolution Day." My husband, whose father escaped Hungary in...
michael-forbush's picture
Sep.27.2010
I will admit that I am a glutton for punishment. Whenever I have a radio nearby and I remember that  Rush Limbaugh is on the air I have an uncontrollable urge  to check in for 10 to 20 minutes and find out what he is ranting about. It almost always kicks up the ire in me and reminds me why I can't...