Revolutions and Writing

  It’s been said that the best creative writing comes from periods when political and social revolutions are happening. I suppose the drama of a revolution is a part of that, and the intellectualizing or rationale for the revolution generates situations and characters that writers can easily work with. But a quick survey of modern revolutions and […]

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A Trip into The Political Desert

Harper’s Magazine/ May 2012 Issue   That the U.S. is ideologically divided should surprise no one – in fact, it may not be of as much concern as the political pundits would have us believe. What does concern this reader is that political talking points are pushing everything else aside in magazines such as Harper’s. […]

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Crossing the Border

End of the year magazine issues tend to be retrospectives, or the content seems more strained than usual. The January 2012 issue of Harper's Magazine seem to fall in line with the latter. However, there's one curious juxtaposition: A piece of first person reportage by Cecelia Balli, "Calderon's War," exposes the way the war on […]

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