Month: February 16, 2004

Feb 16,2004

A Thousand Springsteens Bloom

In 1989, Walker Percy sent a letter to Bruce Springsteen. Percy was a not-exactly famous Southern Catholic writer. Springsteen was a rock megastar and cultural icon. Their correspondence, you can...

Feb 16,2004

Washington’s Anonymous Architects

Before Phil Schneider came to Washington in the late 1960s and built a career collecting statistics on the federal government, American leaders hardly knew their own strength. That is to...

Feb 16,2004

Notes From New Hampshire

A young man who roller-bladed cross-country last summer to protest the war in Iraq walked into the New Hampshire campaign headquarters of Dennis Kucinich carrying a small, soft briefcase. A...

Feb 16,2004

Fast Times at Wilde Lake Middle School

A review of Not Much Just Chillin’: The Secret Lives of Middle Schoolers by Linda Perlstein, 272 pages, $24.00, Farrar Straus & Giroux In Britney Spears’s America, we probably know...

Feb 16,2004

On the Consensual Campus

The following is based on a recent address Harvard Government Professor Harvey Mansfield made to students and faculty. -Eds. If I say I want to consider the sexual scene at...