Response to art is not immutable. It changes over time in response to the changing mental and environmental context of the viewer. Case in point, my reaction to Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. When I was young, the shorthand for Yossarian was “too cool for school”, the wiseguy who saw through the flagwaving charade straight to the... Read More
Our Reigning Political Puppets, Dancing to Invisible Strings
The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.