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Falling in love with words

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When people ask why I teach history, my quick answer is that I did not like the way I was taught as a student.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Jitters

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“The Age of Anxiety” is a poem W. H. Auden wrote in 1947. It deals with man’s search for meaning in a turbulent world and won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Leonardo Bernstein thereafter composed “Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra.” Princeton University Press, in 2011, published a new edition of the poem.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Teaching literature and K-to-12

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I had read in a slim philosophy textbook that the love of wisdom doesn’t bake bread.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The ‘polite age’?

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“Romancing With Words” is the title of a book, published this week, by the University of San Carlos Press. It documents the life and work of a talented, restless writer who morphed from a public relations flack into a seasoned radio journalist on the Internet Revolution’s cusp.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Literature and life

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Your decision to downgrade the core literature classes in basic education broke my heart.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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