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Absalom, Absalom

There is something about the Southern male writer. I think of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. Something about the way they weave a tale that takes you into the very bowels of the South. You feel the heat and the humidity, you feel the oppressive history weighing you down, tempering every thought, every word uttered. […]

Republican Gomorrah

Max Blumenthal has written an extraordinary exposé on what has happened to the Republican Party in the last few decades. Once upon a time, those of the Religious Right considered politics “worldly” and they avoided it. No more. Led by ideological extremists, a large cadre of religious “purists” have come to the fore, have learned […]