Monthly Archives: September 2016

Whose Ox is Being Gore(d)? The Essays of Gore Vidal

A Review of Gore Vidal, United States:  Essays 1952-1992 (New York: Broadway Books, 1993) Definition–“essay”:  “a short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretive.” (Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the … Continue reading

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“Teaching 21st-Century Students”: A Reflection (Be True to Your School, 3)

[Note:  I’ve spent my career studying, teaching, and reflecting on History, and, whenever those above me in the administrative food chain asked my opinion on some academic topic, I was not behindhand in responding. Here’s an example:  as a follow-up to our opening faculty … Continue reading

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