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Social aspects

II. As a weapon in the hands of the restless poor

Earl Shorris was a regular contributor to Harper’s Magazine from 1972 until his death in 2012. In 1995, he founded the Clemente Course for the Humanities, a ten-month-long academic program…

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Spinning the Poor into Gold

How corporations seek to profit from welfare reform

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A flapping of scolds

The literary establishment descends on T.S. Eliot

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Wedded to an Illusion

Do gays and lesbians really want the right to marry?

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Saddam’s inferno

In Baghdad, things go from bad to worse

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Perchance to dream

In the age of images, a reason to write novels

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April 1996

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