This newsletter was sent to everyone on Jim’s email list (4,067) on Friday, April 20, 2018. Finally, the crimson clover has started to bloom (about a month late, due mostly to cold weather). Agriculturally, that’s the big event in our lives this week. The bees have started to work the clover, and now, maybe, the • Read More »
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Library of Congress stands fast against America’s strain of anti-intellectualismApril 25, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism.
The strain of anti-intellectualism that pervades American culture is always at war with those of us who value learning and believe that life is more than just a set of economic facts. We have many valuable and visible allies. One of the most visible is the Library of Congress.
More from the Devil’s Dictionary; Where do a fiction writer’s ideas come from?October 30, 2017 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter.
This newsletter was sent to those on Jim’s email list (3,926) on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Hi, This week has blessed me with a wide range of interesting reading — from anger to Anne Bradstreet to an excellent essay on the surprising history of higher education. Each of these topics is likely to appear in • Read More »