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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
When Will The United States Stop "Tinkering With The Machinery of Death?"
Stephen A. Cooper
Writer & Lawyer
Count To Nine
M. William Phelps
New York Times bestselling author, crime & serial killer exper...
Denial and a blame-the-victim mentality in this country is as endemic as racism or hunger--and violence against women, especially, is something the media does not want to report. Cable news would rather bloviate about Trump and his bigotry or obsess over a missing airplane.
'Pretty Girls,' A Conversation With Karin Slaughter
Author, "The Lovers' Tango"
Karin Slaughter's first book,
, became an international success published in 30 languages, and made the Crime Writer's Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001.
Who Needs "Likable" Characters? Not Jonathan Franzen, or Me
Bay Area Writer and Editor
I really perked up when the conversation turned to the notion of likability. Who says we have to like a character? Yet Franzen claims that "the safest thing" in writing fiction is not caring what the reader wants, in the sense of realizing, "Not everyone will like this guy."
Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?
Educational psychologist, consultant, and author of Her Next C...
Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.
Kim Davis and the Historic Officials on the Wrong Side of History
The definitive guide to the world's wondrous and curious places
There are many more examples of Americans who failed to swap their roses, and stuck to guns doomed to backfire. All were considered brave by those who agreed with them, and backwards-facing by those who did not.
In Irrational Man Allen goes a little further and the précis of modern philosophy he offers through the voice of the flask guzzling philosophy professor that Phoenix portrays is a little like one of those audio guides to masterpieces at the Louvre.
Perhaps the novel has maintained its hold on our imaginations because it's fundamentally about empathy or the loss thereof--a phenomenon that allows for what Clausewitz termed "the continuation of politics by other means," a state we know only too well, as war.
Education In Prison: A Spiritual Revolution America Needs
Associate Professor of Religion, Belmont University
Higher education for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated is an extension of King's spiritual explosion of a material atom. Higher education in prison can be for many who are incarcerated a path to wholeness and productivity in various areas of life.
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