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"What Is Your Favorite Book?"

Graham Palmer | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Graham Palmer

I have a love-hate relationship with the perennial question, "what is your favorite book?" On one hand, I love it, because the answer is incredibly important to me. On the other hand, I hate that my truthful, honest-to-god answer can make me seem pretentious at first blush.

The Romans, Just Wars and Exceptionalism

Shadi Bartsch | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Shadi Bartsch

American citizens concerned about our military policy abroad might find an interesting mirror in ancient Rome. The Romans were pretty sure they were the good guys

SOLDIER TO POET: An Exchange

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Muske-Dukes

We cannot get away from the romanticism of war -- indeed, we romanticize it every day, even as we curse the notion. And this war is epic, to be sure. Think back to the first act in this play.