“You know what work is—if you're / old enough to read this you know what / work is,” wrote Philip Levine, in a poem about lining up with other men, outside, looking for work.
By David Skinner
In the 1995 Hollywood movie Copycat, the killer tells Sigourney Weaver’s character, “Did you know, Helen, that there are more books written about Jack the Ripper than Abraham Lincoln?” Hardly
Cue the tango music, because this issue of Humanities magazine is all about passion, that often celebrated, but most unruly element of human character.
A magazine should suggest to the reader the existence of a world outside one's door that is larger and more interesting than he or she would have imagined had they not read the magazine.
This issue of Humanities magazine has two themes. Or perhaps one.
Creating the American Character
By Meredith Hindley
of Mansfield and Machiavelli
By Meredith Hinley
Open Knowledge, Open Source
As the three ships sailed into the Chesapeake Bay, a passenger noted the "faire meddowes and goodly tall Trees, with such Fresh-waters running through the woods, as I was almost ravished at th
By Mary Lou Beatty
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The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
Who Was Westbrook Pegler?
The original right-wing takedown artist
By David Witwer
The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
Friends of Rousseau
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
By Leo Damrosch
The Other Jefferson Davis
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
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