Reading after the University

By Sarah Brouillette

If you want to support readers, the best hope will always be helping do away with economic compulsion and the division of labor.

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“The Last Samurai,” Unread

By Lee Konstantinou

“In a world where the imagined purpose of the novel is to entertain—not to teach or spark further inquiry—The Last Samurai dissents.”

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From the Archive:

Spirituality

Thoreau in Good Faith

By Caleb Smith

The writer went to Walden to reorient his world, so that the woods, rather than the town, centered his spiritual map.

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Unkind Laughter

By Ashon Crawley

“Consider the laughter on October 15, 1982—after 1,000 people died from complications related to AIDS—at the Reagan White House press briefing.”

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