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  • Don’t call me Trump

    With the Trump era ending in acrimony, columnist Madeleien Johnson says comparisons to Silvio Berlusconi are no longer valid.

Thoughts on gender

I read little in my teens. Here and there a book about baseball while dabbling in my father's set-aside novels, books by Graham Greene [...]

M for Moderna

Though drug maker Moderna's announcement of its mRNA-1273 corona virus vaccine came a day after Pfizer made a similar (and more self-serving) announcement, the [...]

COVID of the mind

The 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” plays out in my home state of Iowa and at the time gave the sparsely populated state some [...]

Please quote me

Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. • 18th-century English writer and moralist Samuel Johnson I am often asked [...]

Knauss

Knauss A friend of mine I will call Knauss for the purposes of this short piece should be dead. By the calendar, he should [...]

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The coxswain’s push

November 26th, 2020|

In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election, my mental scenarios weren't exactly cheerful. Riots because Donald Trump [...]

Please quote me

November 25th, 2020|

Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. • 18th-century English writer and moralist Samuel Johnson [...]

Knauss

November 25th, 2020|

Knauss A friend of mine I will call Knauss for the purposes of this short piece should be dead. By [...]

To meat or not to meat?

November 23rd, 2020|

Vegetarian. It's a controversial word for some. Well, okay, for me. During our French village isolation, nearly into month nine, [...]

Miracles on hold

November 20th, 2020|

Sitting in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida on a Saturday afternoon in November, I find myself at the very [...]

The 90 percent solution

November 18th, 2020|

A doctor is also a medical scientist. And all scientists need to factor in a healthy dose of skepticism before [...]

Out of the ashes

November 16th, 2020|

You could almost hear the wails coming from the prime minister’s office in New Delhi in October. It was a [...]

Uncle Joe’s heavy burden

November 13th, 2020|

Joe Biden may or may not ably and effectively manage the ever more bumptious United States, but what matters for [...]

A Gaullist in (thin) disguise

November 10th, 2020|

The latest Gaullist is no Gaullist at all, at least not on the face of things. He's a youthful technocrat [...]

The American Mag

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