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Apr.01.2014 - 12:47 pm
Do you like Holden? Or do you think he's an idiot? And what does that say about you? Framing The Catcher in the Rye through a psychological lens may help in understanding...
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Mar.22.2014 - 9:27 am
Qual Day was the high point of Marine Corps boot camp in '67. To graduate we had to qualify in rifle marksmanship after two weeks of training at the range. We had M-16s, 7.62 mm....
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Mar.20.2014 - 8:53 pm
Scott Fitzgerald
[possible spoilers] It is widely held that Jay Gatsby's love for Daisy was so consuming that he earned a fortune in order to win her back after she married uber-wealthy Tom...
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Mar.08.2014 - 12:10 pm
The Radical Right has roots going back to the John Birch Society in the 1950s, when co-founder Robert W. Welch accused President Dwight D. Eisenhower of being a communist...
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Comments from Monty

Jul.03.2013 - 10:00 pm
In response to: KOCHTOMANIA
Ayn Rand went to film school and studied philosophy in the USSR. Her "Objectivist" philosophy has undermined democracy...
Jul.02.2013 - 12:36 pm
In response to: A letter from one of my students
As a long time attendee of Liz's workshops I can attest to their effectiveness. It's an almost sacred experience that I...
May.11.2013 - 2:02 pm
In response to: Gay Implications in THE GREAT GATSBY'S Nick Carraway
As always, Brenden, your comments intrigue and educate me.  I've only lately begun to recognize Fitzgerald's...
Apr.19.2013 - 11:17 am
In response to: Don't Ever Pull A Gun On Anyone Unless You Can Digest It
It means there will be a lot if idiots with handguns. If anyone aims one my direction they better use it immediately or...
Mar.31.2013 - 9:26 pm
In response to: Memoir Writing: Looking for Memoir Writers and Readers!
Has anyone written a memoir in third person, present tense, as though it's fiction? That's what I'm doing. I'm curious...