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
The evidence is clear — but often ignored
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.
The major media overlooked Communist spies and Madoff’s fraud. What are they missing today?